Several people were injured in recent accidents in East Hampton and Southampton.
A 64-year-old Bronxville, N.Y., man was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital after being thrown from his Vespa scooter last week at a bend of Ocean View Road near Cranberry Hole Road in Amagansett. Mark C. Heydt's condition was not known by press time this week. He was riding a 2007 Vespa shortly before 7 p.m. on Aug. 25 when, he told East Hampton Town police, he skidded on a patch of loose gravel and hit a cement curb. No other vehicles were involved. Rob's Towing carted the scooter away.
In Noyac this week, Southampton Town police said a 55-year-old man was rescued by a bay constable, Christopher Fraser, who was the first to respond to an emergency in Noyac Creek. The victim, whose name was not released by police, was struck by a boat's propeller on Sunday afternoon and suffered cuts on both legs. At a nearby residence, Constable Fraser, who has medical training, was able to apply tourniquets to slow the bleeding while a medical helicopter was summoned. The victim was flown to Stony Brook for treatment. His condition could not be determined as of press time.
A head-on collision was narrowly avoided on Aug. 21 on Springs-Fireplace Road near Washington Avenue in Springs around 8 p.m. E.A.M. Torres Tabares of Montauk, 24, told police she had swerved to avoid a direct hit from a car that had veered into her lane. The oncoming driver instead sideswiped her car, setting off its air bags, before striking a tree.
That driver, Alexis Rodriguez-Orozco of East Hampton, 26, fled on foot, but his two teenage passengers remained at the scene; both declined medical treatment for minor injuries. Ms. Torres Tabares and her passengers, an infant and a 4-year-old, were treated for head and back injuries by East Hampton Ambulance personnel and later taken to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital. Hammer Towing took away both cars.
Police eventually arrested Mr. Rodriguez-Orozco and charged him with leaving the scene of an accident with injuries, a misdemeanor. Two witnesses provided statements. Mr. Rodriguez-Orozco was arraigned by East Hampton Town Justice Lisa Rana on Aug. 24 and will appear again in court on Oct. 7.