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Driver Distracted by Child in Backseat

Wed, 07/29/2020 - 18:30

Mary Michelle of East Hampton, 40, told East Hampton Town police she had been distracted by her 5-year-old daughter in the backseat when she drove off Northwest Road and into a tree near Old Northwest Road on the afternoon of July 20. Police arrived to find both mother and daughter in shock. Ms. Michelle complained of elbow pain and the child of knee pain, but they declined medical attention. V and V Auto Services towed Ms. Michelle's 2019 BMW, which sustained damage on the right side.

While turning left from North Main Street onto Collins Avenue on the afternoon of July 21, Maria Blandon of East Hampton, 54, grazed the rear tire of a bicycle ahead of her, causing Debra Fischer, 61, of Scarsdale, N.Y., to fall off. Ms. Fischer told police she had slowed down because of traffic and Ms. Blandon was too close behind her, which Diane Mehrhoff, a witness, confirmed. The cyclist was taken to the hospital by East Hampton ambulance to be treated for elbow pain.

Last Thursday another car-versus-bike accident left Adam Birzon, 26, of Lloyd Harbor with a bleeding knee after L. Almonte of Montauk, 28, nicked him with his side mirror. Mr. Birzon told police he was riding on the eastbound shoulder of Montauk Highway near South Eton Street at the entrance to the hamlet and Mr. Almonte's 2011 Toyota was too close to him, which Elizabeth L. Dacosta, a witness, confirmed.

On Friday afternoon, E. Infantegarces fell asleep at the wheel of his 2009 Mini sedan on Montauk Highway in Amagansett, at the Oak Lane intersection. The 17-year-old rear-ended a marked police vehicle, which was not moving. Its occupant, Officer Andrew Nimmo, 32, complained of spinal pain and was transported to the hospital by Amagansett ambulance. Mr. Infantegarces's car was towed by Rapid Recovery; the police garage removed the squad car.

A. Ali, a 36-year-old U.P.S. driver from East Hampton, was stopped in his truck Friday evening, sitting in traffic at the Oakview Highway intersection of Three Mile Harbor Road, when a "small silver S.U.V." rear-ended the truck, pushing it into a 2011 Jeep ahead. The silver car fled the scene and has not been found. Mr. Ali was taken to the hospital by East Hampton ambulance to be treated for neck pain. The Jeep driver, V. Cedillo Armijos, 23, reported some pain from whiplash but declined medical attention.


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