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No Time to Avoid Crash

Thu, 06/30/2022 - 10:26

A rear-ender involving two Montauk residents happened in the hamlet last Thursday afternoon. Thor Botero was turning left from Flamingo Avenue onto Fleming Road when his 2019 Subaru S.U.V. was hit from behind by Lindsay Stavola’s 2015 Dodge pickup. Ms. Stavola told town police that a car just in front of hers had swerved onto the shoulder at the last moment to avoid hitting Mr. Botero’s S.U.V., but that she herself “had no time to react” and ran head-on into it. Mr. Botero complained of head pain, but refused medical attention, though the officer reported “a possible concussion.”

On Friday morning, Christian Jimenez of East Hampton was headed south on Springs-Fireplace Road with his wife and a car full of kids when Alexandra Stenmark pulled in front of him. Mr. Jimenez’s 2017 Honda S.U.V. struck the driver’s-side door of her 2017 Land Rover, and the momentum propelled the Land Rover across the road, where it hit a utility pole near Floyd Street. She hurt her head in the accident, as did Mr. Jimenez’s wife, Daysi, and his daughter Abrianna. Mr. Jimenez hurt his arm, while his other daughter, Aileen, hurt her leg.

Mr. Jimenez received two tickets for improper child restraint. Ms. Stenmark, for her part, could not produce insurance documents.

Both S.U.V.s were towed by Bonac Buy and Sell. Everyone involved was transported by ambulance, in this case three separate ambulances, to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital.

Two witnesses told town police that Bryan Lanfranco’s 2018 Mazda S.U.V. was driving too fast along South Emerson Avenue in Montauk Friday afternoon just before an accident occurred. Kitei Perri of New York City, who was turning left (east) out of the Kirk Park Beach lot, said she did not see Mr. Lanfranco, who was headed west and collided with her 2014 Buick S.U.V. Mr. Lanfranco, a resident of Centereach, complained of neck pain and was taken by ambulance to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital. The back seat passenger in Ms. Perri’s car injured her head but did not require a trip to the hospital. Both vehicles were towed by Marshall and Sons Service Station.

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