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Aug 2, 2012 12:51 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

UPDATE: Bicyclist Taken To Stony Brook University Hospital; Cause Of Accident Unknown

Aug 2, 2012 3:38 PM

UPDATE, 3:15 P.M.

Southampton Town Police Sergeant Michael Burns said the bicyclist was airlifted to Stony Brook University Medical Center.

Officers were able to speak to the man before he was taken to the hospital, he said, but still do not know the cause of the accident, which occurred at approximately 12:20 p.m.

Sgt. Burns said the department is conducting an on-going investigation and could not provide the names of the bicyclist or the motorist. He said before they determine the cause of the accident, police need to interview both parties.

Sgt. Burns said he does not know the severity of the victim’s injuries.


Southampton Fire Department Captain Chris Brenner said firefighters responded with heavy rescue equipment and used air bags to “quickly and efficiently lift the vehicle off the subject.”

He said Southampton Volunteer Ambulance took the victim to the Medevac landing zone at the rear of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Roman Catholic Cemetery, where he was then airlifted.

In addition to the Southampton Fire Department and Southampton Volunteer Ambulance, Southampton Town Police and the North Sea Fire Department also responded to the scene.

“Today has been a very busy day for the Southampton Village Fire Department,” Mr. Brenner said. Early this morning, the department responded to a gas leak on South Main Street, and multiple chief investigations. Fire Chief Rodney “Chip” Pierson was in charge of the team that responded to the accident scene, according to Mr. Brenner.

UPDATE, 1:01 P.M.

The motorist was reportedly driving a Hyundai SUV, heading north on North Sea Road when he struck the bicyclist. The bicyclist was taken by ambulance to a Medivac landing site on County Road 39.

According to a witness, a section of North Sea Road is blocked off, but traffic is moving.


A male bicyclist has been airlifted to the hospital after being struck by a vehicle sometime after noon on Thursday at the intersection of County Road 39 and North Sea Road.

According to a witness, he was trapped under the car. Details are still sketchy.

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I pray that hes ok and I pray even more that the person that hit him was not texting or on the phone !!
By Crankypants (34), SOUTHAMPTON on Aug 2, 12 2:25 PM
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what is going on this summer with so many fatal accidnets, people being run over, etc??
By labrams (6), Southampton on Aug 2, 12 2:42 PM
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You cant assume that it was the guy driving the cars falt... Most of these bicyclists are outta control they think they own the whole roadway.. Just yesterday I was at a stop sign and going to make a right turn. I had just passed a person on a bicycle about 1/4 mile prior. As I have my directional on and Im in the middle of my turn the person on the bikeis less then a foot away and almost hit the side of my car. People on the bicycles still need to follow the traffic laws ie. stop signs, red lights ...more
By tookatz (83), westhampton beach on Aug 2, 12 4:06 PM
Make believe the bicyclists cant see, hear, or even care about you. You are in the big metal object- they are not.
By realistic (472), westhampton on Aug 2, 12 4:35 PM
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most are into the pleasures of selt propelltion...not filling the tank with petrio
By bmc (9), southampton on Aug 2, 12 10:09 PM
I hope the bicyclist is OK, and the driver of the car too for that matter.

The photographs may offer some clues here, although obviously a full investigation may result in different conclusions.

In looking at the photographs, it would appear that:

-- This accident occurred at the intersection of North Sea Road (running north/south) and Hampton Street (running east/west), just north of the main stop light near 7/11 on North Sea Road. [These compass directions are approximate, ...more
By PBR (4956), Southampton on Aug 2, 12 6:10 PM
I think you mean county road 39, not hampton road. Hampton road is a few miles south of there.
By Brian Bailey (36), Southampton on Aug 2, 12 9:49 PM
"Hampton Street," not Hampton Road. Please read the post above more carefully. Check photo #2 and you can see the small green street sign above the vehicle.
By PBR (4956), Southampton on Aug 2, 12 9:55 PM

Hampton STREET is across from Mobil.
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Aug 2, 12 9:55 PM
Well i'll be damned. I never realized little road was called hampton street.
By Brian Bailey (36), Southampton on Aug 3, 12 8:26 AM
I do hope that the bicyclist is okay ... I agree , from the pics it does appear that the car may have come out of Hampton Street , but than again they did lift the car ...
By AndersEn (174), Southampton on Aug 3, 12 10:30 AM
Is there a reason this story hasn't been updated since Thursday ?
By AndersEn (174), Southampton on Aug 5, 12 11:38 AM
Hopefully this article will be updated in the next few days.

Ditto for the article about the hit-and-run of the nun who was left to die on the side of the road four weeks ago as of tomorrow evening. The silence from Chief Wilson, Supv. Throne-Holst, and the other authorities has been deafening.

Then too, for the articles about gunshots from the Reservation, and the three women who beat an older man during the monstrous Lobster Inn traffic jam recently.

Too much craziness ...more
By PBR (4956), Southampton on Aug 5, 12 12:09 PM
I would imagaine the info desrired could be had by the Press, or anyone, going to the PD and filing a freedom of information request.
Do you folks realy believe it is Anna's job to send out press releases on ongoing crime/accident investigations?
I've been here a while, and never saw a Town Supervisor do it it before. And come to think about it, there are probably 3 people posting here who could pick Chief Overton out of a line up.
How does anyone know that this information has not ...more
By Phadreus1340 (144), Southampton on Aug 6, 12 10:35 AM
Thanks Phadreus1340,

Re: the hit-and-run killing of the nun left to die on the roadside four weeks ago this evening, IMO the authorities DO owe the public (their employers!) an update on the status of the case.

In an editorial last week, the Press said the decision to withhold the suspect's name and photo for eleven days "looked more and more like hubris."

Continued silence will indeed be suspect, also in my personal opinion, and SOMEONE should be held to account for ...more
By PBR (4956), Southampton on Aug 6, 12 3:23 PM
By PBR (4956), Southampton on Aug 6, 12 3:25 PM
Please let's keep the facts straight: Let's allow the Police Dept. to investigate the
accident and hope all involved are safe.
By East Ender (64), Southampton on Aug 6, 12 7:58 AM

PBR: I agree! Silence may be golden or questionable??? We are expecting
our leaders to come forward!
By East Ender (64), Southampton on Aug 6, 12 8:04 AM
Too much craziness for the press???? How about for the police department, which is at their lowest levels in its history. At this rate if the public wants info on the daily happenings in the department then they should push to hire a press secretary.
By theprogram (37), east quogue on Aug 6, 12 2:10 PM
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The print edition confirms the motorist's right-hand turn from Hampton Street, and that the bicyclist was heading south on North Sea Road, apparently against the flow of traffic (and he is OK BTW). No charges are to be filed against the driver.
By PBR (4956), Southampton on Aug 9, 12 10:27 AM