Three Injured, Driver Charged In Amagansett Wreck

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Three people were injured and one of them was airlifted to Stony Brook University Medical Center Saturday night after a BMW convertible overturned and struck several trees on the south side of Cranberry Hole Road near Bendigo Road in Amagansett at approximately 10:05 p.m.

East Hampton Town Police said the driver, Richard D. Forman, 49, of New York City, failed to negotiate a curve and lost control of the vehicle. He was arrested and charged with DWI after being treated for minor injuries at Southampton Hospital. Police said a male passenger in the back was thrown from the vehicle and is in stable condition after being taken by helicopter to Stony Brook. A male passenger in the front seat was injured as well; he was in stable condition at Southampton Hospital, according to police.

Amagansett fire and ambulance volunteers and Springs ambulance personnel responded to the accident. The vehicle was impounded and Mr. Forman was arraigned on Sunday, where he posted $1,000 bail. He is due back in court on Thursday.

Police have asked any witnesses to contact them at 537-7575.

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