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Apr 6, 2012 12:58 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

Driver Receives Minor Injuries In Southampton Village Rollover

Apr 10, 2012 5:00 PM

A motorist who rolled his car onto its side after knocking over a fire hydrant and hitting a tree while traveling south on North Sea Road near Tate’s Bake Shop in Southampton Village on Friday morning was released from the hospital a few hours after the accident, according to Southampton Village Police.

Terry L. Stover, 55, of Southampton, the driver and sole occupant of a 2001 Dodge Intrepid, was trapped inside the car after the single-car crash, which occurred about 11:30 a.m. Firefighters from the Southampton Fire Department, with assistance from the North Sea Fire Department, freed him from the car, police said. He was taken to Southampton Hospital via Southampton Village Volunteer Ambulance for the treatment of minor injuries, but was released within a few hours.

Officers said they received a 911 call of the single-car crash with injuries on North Sea Road between North Main Street and Bowden Square at about 11:32 a.m. Upon their arrival, they found the Dodge resting on its driver’s side and Mr. Stover trapped inside, they said.

“It looks like he veered off the pavement and came into contact with a fire hydrant, went through the fire hydrant, which sheared it off, came into a tree, and the vehicle at that point went over onto its driver’s side,” Village Police Detective Sergeant Herman Lamison said. This week, Det. Sgt. Lamison said that the driver had a medical condition that caused him to black out.

A portion of North Sea Road was closed for more than an hour while police investigated the scene.

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This is a pretty docile stretch of road.

What's up?

Is Mr. Stover still licensed to operate a motor vehicle?

Has the SH Village PD reached any interim conclusions about what caused this crash?

Add up the costs here, please.
By PBR (4956), Southampton on Apr 6, 12 8:00 PM
firemen-free
Ambulance-free
police-already on duty

SCWA will need to replace a fire hyrdrant

I think he swerved to avoid the Easter Bunny.
By Draggerman (955), Southampton on Apr 7, 12 7:36 AM
I want to thank the volunteers for their service helping me to be removed from my car .I'm ok thank God no was hurt. To answer Mr pbr I no longer have a NY license and my insurance will cover all cost and thankyou for your concern for the people and property of southampton vilage

sincerely mr Stover
By tlstover (1), southampton on Apr 9, 12 3:57 PM
Glad you are OK.

Thank you for the reply.
By PBR (4956), Southampton on Apr 10, 12 3:31 PM
Mr. Stover,
I am glad your ok, the car and everything else can be replaced
By jacks (70), hampton bays on Apr 10, 12 8:09 AM
Thank God he was ok! This man is lucky to be alive. thanks to the emergency crews who helped my uncle out.
By LovedHerTown (132), southampton on Apr 10, 12 11:22 AM