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Man Airlifted to Hospital After Tractor-Trailer Collision

Thu, 01/07/2021 - 06:21

James Allman, 70, of Sagaponack was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital via a county medevac helicopter on Saturday around midnight, following a traffic accident at the intersection of Montauk Highway and Wainscott Northwest Road in Wainscott.

Mr. Allman, who was driving a 2017 Jeep at the time, told East Hampton Town police he was "looking for an address" when he veered left into a trailer-tractor, in which Joseph Lorello of Yaphank, 53, was waiting to make a left turn. Mr. Allman was discharged from the hospital on Monday. His Jeep was badly damaged and was towed from the scene by Rapid Recovery Towing.

Barbara Layton, 69, of East Hampton told police she looked both ways before turning left from Hook Mill Road onto North Main Street on the evening of Dec. 28, when, she said, a Honda moved quickly through stopped traffic and hit the front passenger side of her car. The Honda's driver, Celia Gonzalez-Gonzalez of East Hampton, 54, who was driving on a learner's permit with a chaperone in the car, claimed it was Ms. Layton's 2008 BMW that was responsible. Village police cited "driver inexperience" as the cause. Ms. Gonzalez complained of back pain and was taken by East Hampton ambulance to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital for treatment.

Cedar Street caused problems for drivers and deer alike on Dec. 28: near Fieldview Lane at 5 p.m., an hour later near Osborne Lane, and again on Sunday at the intersection of Cooper Lane at 5 p.m. There was another run-in that day at 6 a.m. on Pantigo Road near Fithian Lane in East Hampton Village and one on Saturday at 5 p.m. on Springy Banks Road near Oyster Pond Lane.

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