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Snowy Roads, Sliding Cars

Thu, 01/13/2022 - 10:19

Last week’s storm didn’t leave large piles of snow, but it was still enough to cause a couple of accidents on local roads.

Jennifer Cardenas of East Hampton, 23, was driving her 2016 Honda sedan south on Springs-Fireplace Road in Springs on Friday morning when she lost traction on the snowy road and slid off the shoulder, hitting a utility pole. She was taken by ambulance to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital complaining of abdominal pain. Her car was towed from the scene by Fireplace Auto Collision.

A few hours earlier, at 4:15 a.m., slippery roads caused another accident, although less serious. A village police officer witnessed a 30-year-old Manhasset man in a 2015 Ford Suburban attempt and fail to navigate a left turn from Gingerbread Lane onto Toilsome Lane. The  car veered off the road and struck a nearby building. The driver was uninjured, according to the report.

On Jan. 4, another accident occurred on Gingerbread Lane, this time at the corner of King Street, when Thomas Courtenay of East Quogue, 72, driving a 2004 Hyundai, ran a stop sign and collided with a 2021 Land Rover driven by Michael Commander, 22, of Baiting Hollow. The younger man complained of a head injury and was taken by ambulance to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital. The Hyundai was towed by Hammer Towing; the Land Rover was towed by Rob’s Towing.


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