Southold Police Report

06/24/2010 12:00 AM |

Gary Lavado, 51, of Washington, Conn., was driving a 2001 Toyota on Saturday at 11:29 a.m. on Route 25 in Mattituck, when he struck a 2008 Honda driven by Patricia Gomez, 64, of East Marion, police said. Ms. Gomez told police she was making a right-hand turn when Mr. Lavado’s vehicle struck her, police said. Mr. Lavado was unconscious at the scene of the accident. When he came to, he told police he was unsure what had happened, police said. He was taken to Peconic Bay Medical center for evaluation, police said.

* Richard Drake, 63, of Mattituck was driving a 1990 Isuzu SUV east on Route 25 in East Marion last Thursday at 12:11 p.m., when he struck a 2008 SUV driven by Suzanne Barone, 19, of Huntington, whose vehicle was driving in front of Mr. Drake’s on Route 25, police said.

Ms. Barone told police that she had been slowing to make a left-hand turn into a private driveway when Mr. Drake crossed over the double yellow line, attempting to pass her, and struck her vehicle, police said. Mr. Drake told police that Ms. Barone’s vehicle had been slowing for a right turn onto Gillette Drive, but then Ms. Barone “changed her mind,” pulled back onto Route 25 from the shoulder and the vehicles collided, police said.

Based on skid marks and debris left at the scene, investigation revealed that Mr. Drake did strike Ms. Barone’s vehicle while passing over the double yellow line, apparently believing that Ms. Barone was making a right-hand turn when in fact she was making a left-hand turn, police said. Both drivers were taken by members of the Greenport Fire Department to Eastern Long Island Hospital for evaluation, police said.

* Justin Hubbard, 18, of Mattituck was driving a 1994 Toyota west on Route 25 in Cutchogue on Saturday, June 12, at 11:24 p.m., when he struck a 2001 Chevy driven by Emily Matthaei, 18, of Southold, police said. Ms. Matthaei was also driving west on Route 25 when she signaled to turn right but made a left-hand turn instead, police said. Mr. Hubbard told police he was attempting to pass Mr. Mattaei after having seen the right-hand turn signal, police said. Mr. Hubbard was taken to Eastern Long Island Hospital for evaluation, police said.

* Jarett Senior, 21, of Hampton Bays was driving a 2005 Dodge south on Main Bayview Road in Southold on Friday, June 11, at 12 p.m., when he swerved to avoid a vehicle that was turning west onto Bay Water Avenue, police said. He lost control of the car, left the roadway and hit a sand bank, police said. He was taken to Eastern Long Island Hospital for evaluation, police said.

Those who are named in police reports have not been convicted of any crime or violation. The charges against them may later be reduced or withdrawn, or they may be found innocent.

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