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Driver Watched in Horror

Thu, 04/14/2022 - 11:43

On April 6, James Maringo of Mastic, 46, was driving a 2003 Oshkosh Cement truck north on Swamp Road, just past Edwards Hole Road in East Hampton, when he heard a strange sound, like “rushing air,” he later told police.

Looking out his side-view mirror, he watched in horror as the cement drum of the truck broke off the bed of the vehicle. As the large drum detached from its place, the momentum caused the truck to roll over onto its left side. Mr. Maringo was shaken up but somehow uninjured in the accident; the truck had to be towed.

Later that same afternoon, Delilah Desmond of Montauk, 18, was driving on Accabonac Road in Springs, just south of Rosemarie’s Lane, when she lost control of her 1997 Honda on a curve. She struck a tree, injuring her right hand.

An Amagansett Fire Department paramedic was there to examine her, and suggested she go to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital for treatment. She did so, by private transportation.

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