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'Hydroplaned' in a Downpour

Fri, 06/04/2021 - 09:53

Injuries were reported in two traffic accidents last week, though neither required a trip to the hospital.

Roman Pyasik of Brooklyn, 30, told East Hampton Town police that his 2020 BMW had "hydroplaned" at noon on Saturday at the height of a downpour. He was eastbound on Montauk Highway near Cemetery Road, he said, when he struck the end of a guardrail and ultimately bounced off some trees and shrubs. Both Mr. Pyasik and his passenger, Ombeline Cahn, declined medical attention; he for head pain, she for lower leg pain. Marshall and Sons towed the car.

Karen Persichilli Keogh, 55, also of Brooklyn, told police that she felt pain throughout her body on the morning of May 25 after her 2015 BMW convertible was rear-ended by a 2002 Nissan driven by Brian Gonzalez, 19, of Montauk. She was waiting for pedestrians to cross Amagansett Main Street near Hedges Lane at the time, she said. Mr. Gonzalez said he was reaching down to pick up a dog leash when it happened. His car was hauled off by Hammer Towing and Transport; hers did not require towing.


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