Three different single-car crashes were reported over the course of three hours in Southold Town Monday evening — the first in Cutchogue, followed by one in Mattituck and another in Greenport.
The Cutchogue accident occurred after a 53-year-old Peconic man had an undisclosed medical condition while behind the wheel and struck a parked vehicle on Main Road near New Suffolk Road shortly after 4 p.m., according to a Southold Town Police press release. He was transported to Peconic Bay Medical Center by a Cutchogue Fire Department ambulance, police said.
A little more than two hours later, a pair of male passengers involved in a single-car wreck on Sound Avenue in Mattituck were also taken to Peconic Bay Medical Center, police said.
The driver in that crash told police he was heading westbound in his four-door Subaru around 6:30 p.m. when he drove through a puddle and hydroplaned off the roadway, an officer said. He struck a pole and drove through a fence, before finally coming to a stop on the Harbes Farm property south of Sound Avenue, police said. The driver, who police said was speeding, refused medical attention. No arrests are expected, police said.
One of the two passengers was stuck in the back seat of the vehicle for about 30 minutes, as fire officials worked to open the badly damaged passenger side door and carry him to a stretcher. The passengers were transported to the hospital by a pair of Mattituck Fire Department ambulances.
LIPA officials were on the scene to repair a damaged pole but no outages were reported.
The third accident occurred around 7 p.m. in Greenport, when a Southold woman struck a pole at the intersection of Route 25 and Bailey Avenue.
According to a Southold Town Police press release, Sara Leone, 25, was driving westbound when her blue 2009 Ford hit a utility pole. The Greenport Fire Department responded to the accident and took Ms. Leone to Moores Lane, where she was airlifted to Stony Brook University Medical Center and treated for her injuries, police said.