Last Thursday a little after 9 a.m., Thomas Barton of Springs backed his 2004 Ford pickup truck out of a driveway on Sherwood Lane in that hamlet and put it in drive, intending to head north, when he saw a water bottle fly up in the air, according to a report from East Hampton Town police.
Mr. Barton put the pickup in reverse, revealing Joan Weiss, 69, who lives on that road, lying on the ground in front of the truck. She was bleeding severely from her head and in shock, police said. She was taken by helicopter to Stony Brook University Medical Center, where she was treated for head trauma and later released.
According to the report, the truck has aftermarket tires and a lifted frame, meaning it is raised higher off the ground than in its original design, making it an oversized vehicle, which can limit the visibility of the driver.
In other news of the roads, John Lennon of Flanders was driving a 2009 Peterbilt 375 truck east on Montauk Highway in Wainscott on the morning of June 14 when he came to a stop in order to make a left turn just west of Wainscott Stone Road.
According to the police report, which relies upon Mr. Lennon’s account, Mary Barrett of Islesboro, Me., brought her 2003 Volvo sedan to a stop to allow the large truck to make the turn, but then the sedan suddenly accelerated, crashing into the truck’s bed.
Ms. Barrett, who was conscious but complaining of neck pain, was too upset afterward to give her account of the accident to police, they said. She was taken to Southampton Hospital, treated, and released.