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Pedestrian Struck in Springs

Thu, 12/16/2021 - 10:34

An 80-year-old man was hit by a car as he was walking across Springs-Fireplace Road near Copeces Lane in Springs at around 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 6.

According to a police report, the pedestrian, Arthur Trifari of Montauk, was conscious after the accident, but was taken by police helicopter to Stony Brook University Hospital for treatment of pain throughout his body.

The driver, Manuel Collaguaso of East Hampton, 61, who was in a 2012 Chevrolet pickup truck registered to another person, told police it was dark out and by the time he saw Mr. Trifari crossing the road, it was too late. There was one witness to the accident.

Another accident on Springs-Fireplace Road last week injured a 25-year-old Brentwood woman, though less severely; she declined a trip to the hospital. At around 8 p.m. on Dec. 8, Maria Morales Gil was headied south in her 2017 Honda when it was struck by a northbound 2011 Honda driven by Michele Brown of East Hampton, 31, who had been attempting to make a U-turn near Old Springs-Fireplace Road. A 66-year-old man riding in Ms. Gil’s car was uninjured. Her car was hauled away by Hammer Towing.

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