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Missed a Deer but Hit a Tree

Wed, 12/22/2021 - 13:59

Among numerous reports of road accidents involving encounters with deer this week, one resulted in injuries to a motorist.

Shortly after midnight on Saturday, James Kennedy of East Hampton, 53, was driving his 2009 Chevrolet S.U.V. on Accabonac Road near Stony Hill Road when he swerved to avoid colliding with a deer in the road. He successfully avoided the deer, but wound up striking a tree instead. Mr. Kennedy complained of pain and was taken by ambulance to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital.

In Sag Harbor Village, a crash on Hampton Street in front of the elementary school snarled traffic on Dec. 14 just before 9 a.m. A school employee called to report the accident, in which a 50-year-old East Hampton woman driving an S.U.V. rear-ended another S.U.V. belonging to a 57-year-old woman, also an East Hampton resident. Sag Harbor police, who do not identify victims of minor accidents, attributed the crash to sun glare. The younger woman was taken by ambulance to the hospital for treatment of pain in her head and neck.


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