Cops: 2 hospitalized after driver blows red light

CARRIE MILLER PHOTO | One man reportedly blew a red light on Route 48 on Monday afternoon, resulting in a car crash.

Two men were sent to area hospitals Monday afternoon after a driver blew a red light and ended up in a ditch on Route 48 in Cutchogue.

The driver of a black BMW traveling eastbound on Route 48 drove through a red light, colliding with a NAPA auto parts delivery car 48 just after 2 p.m., said Cutchogue Fire Department chief Antone Berkoski.

The driver of the auto parts car was attempting to turn left off of Cox Lane onto Route 48 just after 2:20 p.m., police said.

The BMW ended up in the roads median, about 400 feet from the intersection.

Traffic was stopped in both directions and diverted down nearby streets, fire officials said.

One man was transported by ambulance to Peconic Bay Medical Center, while the other was transported to Eastern Long Island Hospital, said first assistant chief Bill Brewer.

A ticket was issued to the driver of the BMW for running the red light, police officials said.