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Police say witnesses confirm bicyclist pulled out in front of cop car

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06/15/2016 7:09 PM |

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Update: 8 p.m. Wednesday — Southold Town Police Chief Martin Flatley said two witnesses stated the bicyclist pulled out in front of a police officer’s vehicle and caused Wednesday’s accident on Route 25 in Greenport.

Mr. Flatley also confirmed the driver of the police vehicle was Officer Frank Rogers.

The next steps in the investigation include retrieving the police car’s video and reviewing the recording of the accident, the chief said.

“We did have two independent witnesses confirmed she didn’t stop and rolled right in front of the officer’s car,” he said. “We’re pretty confident that’s how the accident took place.”

The bicyclist, 65-year-old Lynn Webb of Greenport, suffered a fractured ankle and was airlifted to Stony Brook Hospital as a precaution, Mr. Flatley said.

Ms. Webb is being treated at Stony Brook University Trauma Center and is in fair condition, hospital spokesperson Melissa Weir said.

“We’re hoping the victim’s injuries weren’t any worse,” the chief said, adding her injuries appeared to be non-life threatening at the time of the accident.

Check back for more updates. 

Original story (7 p.m. Wednesday)

A Greenport bicyclist was airlifted to the hospital Wednesday after she was hit by a Southold Town police vehicle as she crossed Route 25 in Greenport, according to a Southold Town police press release.

Lynn Webb, 65, was riding a bicycle eastbound in the south shoulder at around 3 p.m. when she attempted to cross the roadway in a northbound direction at the intersection of Sound Road, police said.

“While crossing, [Ms. Webb] failed to yield for an oncoming Southold Town Police Department vehicle on routine patrol,” the release states.

The victim was taken to Stony Brook Hospital, officials said.

No other information about the incident was immediately available.

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