04/27/15 9:13pm
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This vehicle was involved in an accident near Southold Town Beach on Monday night. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)

This vehicle was involved in an accident near Southold Town Beach on Monday night. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)

Three people were injured in a two-car accident Monday night on Route 48 in Southold, police and fire officials at the scene said.

The victims suffered non-life threatening injuries and were taken to Eastern Long Island Hospital for treatment, Southold Fire Department Chief Peggy Killian said.

The vehicles collided near Southold Town Beach after one of the drivers crossed into oncoming traffic at around 8 p.m., officials said.

Police said no charges had been made.

A portion of the road was closed during rescue efforts.

No other details were immediately available.

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03/16/15 6:00am
03/16/2015 6:00 AM
The scene of a seven-car pileup in Jamesport early last month. (Credit: Grant Parpan, file)

The scene of a seven-car pileup in Jamesport early last month. (Credit: Grant Parpan, file)

Ben Jones has for decades been on a crusade to get action on tailgating.

Mr. Jones, a paramedic on Shelter Island — and at 92 the oldest paramedic in New York State and probably in the U.S.— notes that according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration “a stunning 40 percent of all motor vehicle accidents are caused by rear-ending the vehicle in front or swerving and skidding suddenly from side to side to avoid doing so.”

Early on as a paramedic, Mr. Jones became aware of this major traffic safety issue. (more…)

11/22/13 1:31pm
11/22/2013 1:31 PM
JENNIFER GUSTAVSON PHOTO | The car accident scene in Mattituck shortly Friday afternoon.

JENNIFER GUSTAVSON PHOTO | The car accident scene in Mattituck shortly Friday afternoon.

Four people suffered minor injuries and were sent to the hospital Friday following a car crash at the intersection of Love Lane and Main Road in Mattituck, Southold Town police said.

A 90-year-old man driving with his wife in a Toyota SUV made a left onto Main Road and crashed into a Saturn sedan shortly before 12:30 p.m., police said. A woman was driving the Saturn and had two passengers, including a female passenger and a 1-year-old boy, who police said wasn’t injured, police said.

Police said the four victims were taken to Peconic Bay Medical Center and treated for minor injuries.

The Mattituck Fire Department also responded to the call and volunteers were diverting traffic away from the scene as of 1 p.m.

No other details about the accident were immediately available.

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10/25/13 7:56am
10/25/2013 7:56 AM

Southold Town police carA Nassau County man was arrested on a DWI charge after police said he was involved in a one-car crash on Thursday night and airlifted to a hospital.

Authorities said 54-year-old John Stalzer, of Sea Cliff, was driving in Laurel on Peconic Bay Boulevard, near Wendy Drive, when he crashed into a utility pole about 7:45 p.m.

Stalzer was treated by Mattituck volunteers, then placed under arrest by police on the misdemeanor charge and transported to Stony Brook University Hospital. After he was admitted to the hospital, he was released to appear in court at a later date, police said.

09/20/13 4:30pm
09/20/2013 4:30 PM
RACHEL YOUNG PHOTO | The site of a car crash Friday afternoon in Jamesport.

RACHEL YOUNG PHOTO | The site of a car crash Friday afternoon in Jamesport.

Four people were sent to the hospital after a four-door sedan crashed into a telephone pole shortly after 3 p.m. in Jamesport.

According to Riverhead police, the car was heading eastbound, just east of Jamesport Vineyards, when it veered off the road and into the pole.

Police are still investigating the cause of the crash, which shut down Main Road for close to an hour while traffic was diverted around the scene.

Police said the driver and passengers of the car were sent to Peconic Bay Medical Center by Mattituck Ambulance for non-life threatening injuries.

LIPA was on scene repairing the pole, and as of 4:15 p.m., Main Road had been cleared back up.

RACHEL YOUNG PHOTO | A car is towed away after its driver hit a telephone pole on Main Road today.

RACHEL YOUNG PHOTO | A car is towed away after its driver hit a telephone pole on Main Road today.

04/02/13 11:07am
04/02/2013 11:07 AM

TIM KELLY PHOTO | Police at the scene of Tuesday’s three-vehicle crash in Mattituck.

Southold police were called to the scene of a three-vehicle collision on Main Road in Mattituck at about 10 a.m. Tuesday.

In what police describe as a chain reaction crash, a pickup truck heading east apparently slammed in the back of a sedan, which then hit the car in front of it.

None of the drivers involved in the crash, which took place just east of the former Capital One building, appeared to be seriously injured.

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