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Stephen Hand's Path a Bad Road for Bicyclists

Thu, 10/08/2020 - 12:03

Stephen Hand's Path saw its second accident in two weeks between a car mirror and a bicyclist on the morning of Sept. 23.

The cyclist, Fredy Hernandez of East Hampton, told East Hampton Town police that a car had come too close to him and he was struck by its passenger-side mirror and knocked to the ground. The driver did not stop, he said. Mr. Hernandez, who complained of shoulder pain but declined medical attention, did not know the car's make or model. A police harbormaster took him and his bicycle back to his residence.

Andrew Jager of Brooklyn, 41, was headed east on Montauk Highway near West Gate Road in Wainscott on Sept. 30 when the car ahead of his 2017 Mercedes-Benz, a 2007 Toyota driven by Jennie Richholt of Sag Harbor, tried to turn left onto that road. Mr. Jager, unable to stop in time, rear-ended the Toyota. Ms. Richholt, 20, complained of pain throughout her body, and a Bridgehampton ambulance transported her to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital for treatment. Her car was removed from the road by Fireplace Auto Collision.


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