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Dec 7, 2009 2:40 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

Driver flips SUV in North Sea, trying to avoid deer

Dec 7, 2009 2:40 PM

Two men were injured on Friday night when a driver flipped his Chevrolet SUV trying to avoid a deer, Southampton Town Police said.

The accident occurred near the corner of Mary’s Lane and North Sea Road at 11:32 p.m. Both men were transported via Southampton Volunteer Ambulance to Southampton Hospital in Southampton Village, where both the 34-year-old driver and the 26-year-old passenger were treated for injuries to their arms, police said. Both victims were conscious when police arrived.

Police said they could not identify the victims or further specify their injuries.

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But there can be no deer season in Southampton, right?

Suppose a school bus had been involved?
By Frank Wheeler (1826), Northampton on Dec 7, 09 5:41 PM
Suffolk County has a deer season.. Or you'd see this type of report every day.

Bow Hunting - October 1- Dec 31
Gun - Jan - M-F


Not in Southampton Village though.
By NSea (10), Southampton on Dec 8, 09 1:01 PM
Uhhh? When did they end deer season in Southampton?
By Local dad (51), North Sea on Dec 7, 09 6:38 PM
Not everything is being reported here. A family pet has lost her life in this accident. A dog who was in the SUV and her name was Sasha. It amazes me how animals are over looked by the media and not recognized as family members. The ambulance crew knew of Sasha. So why didn't Mr. James the reporter?
By T49K (1), Southampton on Dec 7, 09 7:51 PM
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Why was this not reported?

My heart breaks for this family who lost their dog.
By NSea (10), Southampton on Dec 8, 09 1:04 PM
Ha, ha, ha, Ryder. That was pretty damn funny!
By darwin (47), southampton on Dec 8, 09 11:02 AM
R.I.P. Sasha.
By PrivateerMatt (390), Weesuck Creek , EQ on Dec 8, 09 12:22 PM
maybe......use a different screen name for different things.
By East End Guy (21), Southampton on Dec 8, 09 5:35 PM
If they would of stopped all the out of control building in the hamptons there wouldn't be deer problems.They 've taken so much of there food source away .Just be glad it wasn't a moose!!!! It's real sad that sasha was killed.
By transplanted newyorker (15), northeastkingdom on Dec 11, 09 7:23 PM
Very true, overdevelopment has pushed the deer out of their traditional foraging grounds.

As a sidenote, there are many young bucks with deformed antlers these days as well.

Grazing on Chemlawn, perhaps?
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Dec 12, 09 5:11 PM