UPDATE: Police: Long Beach Crash Caused After Driver Fell Asleep, Hit Truck Head On


UPDATE: 12 p.m.

A Toyota Corolla was headed north on Long Beach Road toward North Haven when its driver apparently fell asleep and veered into the oncoming lane, striking a flatbed truck head on, Sgt. Ficurilli said. The driver, identified by police only as a male, was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. He was the sole occupant.

The flatbed, after being struck, went down the embankment and onto the beach. Of the truck’s three occupants—all of whom were identified by police only as male—one was taken to Southampton Hospital by Sag Harbor Volunteer Ambulance for treatment of minor injuries. The others were not injured.

The scene was cleared at about 11:30 a.m.

Southampton Town Bay Constables also responded.

UPDATE, 11 a.m.:

The accident was a head-on collision, said a fire-police official at the scene.

Town Police still have no further details.

A call placed to the Sag Harbor Fire Department was not immediately returned.


A Suffolk County Police Medevac was called to Long Beach in Noyac on Monday morning following a report of a vehicle going down an embankment, Southampton Town Police said.

All of Long Beach Road was still closed shortly after 9 a.m., about an hour after the call came in at 8:03 a.m., according to Sergeant Andrew Ficurilli.

The vehicle went over the edge, but did not enter the water, he said.

Additional details were not immediately available.

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