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Rain, Slush, Snow Made for Treacherous Roads

Wed, 02/10/2021 - 16:36

Rain, slush, and snow made for treacherous roads last week, but no injuries were reported.

Several cars skidded across the double lines and into snowbanks. Three such accidents happened on Feb. 1, the first at 7 a.m. at the intersection of Underwood Drive and Sherwood Lane in Springs, the next at 10 a.m. at the Springs-Fireplace Road intersection with Abraham's Path in East Hampton, and the third on Dunemere Lane near James Lane in East Hampton Village at 12:45 p.m. On Sunday afternoon, another driver hit a snowbank on Route 114 near Stonewall Court, East Hampton.

The one serious incident that did occur was not because of bad weather. On Feb. 3, Peter Medler of East Hampton was driving on Long Lane near Roberts Lane when, he later told police, he suffered chest pains and had difficulty breathing. Mr. Medler, 52, lost consciousness. His 2016 Jeep sideswiped a traffic pole before colliding with a tree. He was taken semiconscious by East Hampton ambulance to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, where his chest pains were evaluated. Mr. Medler has since been discharged.


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