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Postal Truck, Bus in Dustup

Thu, 01/06/2022 - 11:16

A handful of recent crashes on East Hampton Town roads resulted in minor injuries to a few of the drivers.

On Dec. 22 at around 3:30 p.m., a mailman in a delivery van thought he had enough room to make a U-turn on Springs-Fireplace Road near Austin Road, but he was wrong. Michael Scully of Holbrook, 28, collided with a bus that had four passengers on board in addition to the driver. The operator of the bus, Russell Lake of Hampton Bays, 71, complained of an arm injury but declined a trip to the hospital. No other injuries were reported. Rapid Recovery towed both vehicles, the truck back to the East Hampton Post Office and the bus back to its yard in Center Moriches.

Two days later, slippery morning conditions on Stephen Hand’s Path near Cedar Street caused Alexander M. Kalimnios of East Hampton, 24, to veer into the oncoming lane. He swerved to avoid approaching traffic, he told police, but then slid off the road, and his 2020 Infiniti hit a tree. Mr. Kalimnios complained of an arm injury, but did not need an ambulance. Fireplace Auto hauled away the car.

Last Thursday morning, Luisa F. Bastidas Hincapie of East Hampton also struck a tree, having lost control of her 2008 Nissan at a curve on Three Mile Harbor-Hog Creek Road near Woodbine Drive in Springs. She was taken by ambulance to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. With its airbags deployed, the car, which was registered to a different person, was towed away by Balcuns.

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