10-Year-Old Hit at Crosswalk
A 10-year-old boy was hit by a car as he crossed Montauk Highway in Wainscott with a friend on Friday morning at about 10:18 a.m.
East Hampton Town police said Carlos E. Bermeo-Pacho of Federal Way, Wash., and East Hampton, was making a left turn onto Montauk Highway from Wainscott-Northwest Road in a 2000 Chevrolet pickup truck when he struck the young pedestrian. Mr. Bermeo-Pacho said he was traveling slowly.
Luke R. Gordon, who was walking with his parents, Elaine and Steve Gordon, told police he started to walk fast across the crosswalk there when the crossing signal turned on when he was hit on the left side. A 10-year-old friend was walking behind him and was not struck.
A Bridgehampton Fire Department ambulance took Luke to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital when he complained of hip or upper leg pain.
Mr. Bermeo-Pacho was given three tickets alleging failure to yield to a pedestrian, failure to notify the state of a change of address, and operating a vehicle with broken or distorted glass.
An East Hampton woman was taken to the hospital after her 2017 Jeep rolled over in a two-car accident in Amagansett two days earlier, on the afternoon of July 11.
Renee McCormack, 43, told police she was traveling west on Montauk Highway when she tried to make a left turn across traffic onto Bluff Road at about 3:30 p.m. O. M. Romanogonzalez, 20, of Montauk was traveling east on Montauk Highway in a 2000 Honda sedan and told police she was unable to stop as the Jeep crossed the highway. The Honda struck the Jeep on its passenger side, causing it to roll over several times, police said. It came to rest off the road on its side.
Ms. McCormack complained of a possible concussion, and the Amagansett Fire Department’s ambulance took her to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital. The other driver was not injured. Both women had been wearing seatbelts, according to the accident report.
Two people were injured, but only one taken to the hospital, after an accident that police said was caused by a distracted driver in Wainscott on July 10. Police said a 2016 Toyota was heading west on Montauk Highway when a 2012 Subaru struck it from behind near Wainscott Stone Road at about 10:15 a.m.
Asif Mahmood, 43, of Farmingville said he was traveling slowly in his Toyota due to traffic when he was struck by Alexandra J. Ross’s Subaru.
Ms. Ross, who was later issued a ticket for driving an unregistered vehicle, told police she was looking down at her cellphone for directions when she looked up and saw the Toyota in front of her. She stepped on the brakes, but it was too late.
A Bridgehampton Fire Department ambulance took Mr. Mahmood to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital after he complained of neck pain. Ms. Ross also complained of neck pain, but was not taken to the hospital. Both drivers were wearing seatbelts.