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They Couldn't Stop in Time

Thu, 04/01/2021 - 15:45

Carlton Kornegay, 56, of Arverne, in Rockaway, Queens, was stopped in Wainscott traffic last Thursday afternoon on the Montauk Highway by East Gate Road, when, according to East Hampton Town police, a Toyota pickup driven by Casten Mata, 23, of St. Petersburg, Fla., did not stop quickly enough and rear-ended Mr. Kornegay's 1995 Ford.

Mr. Mata's passenger, Allen Walker, 53, was taken to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital by Bridgehampton ambulance after complaining of pain in his upper arm.

It was a similar story on Three Mile Harbor Road in Springs on Saturday morning, when Carmen Arevalo of Amagansett, 45, driving a 2019 Honda, ran into Lirie Binozi's 2005 Chevrolet. Ms. Binozi, 64, of East Hampton was signaling a left turn onto Gardiner Avenue, both women told police, and Ms. Arevalo could not stop in time. Ms. Binozi was taken to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital by Springs ambulance for pain in her upper neck; the immobilized Chevrolet was hauled away by Hammer Towing.

Just one reported deer-car accident took place in East Hampton Town last week, early on the morning of March 23 in Montauk, at the Essex Street-Fairview Avenue intersection. The driver was lucky, police said; the deer, unfortunately, not so.

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