New York State Police have identified the woman who was injured in a car crash Thursday morning on Sunrise Highway in Hampton Bays.
Police said the blue Ford pickup truck driven by Kathleen Daley, 53, of East Moriches was struck from the left while she was driving east on the highway, causing her vehicle to roll off the road, striking several trees before coming to a rest in the woods.
Investigators still are searching for the driver of the other vehicle who they said fled the scene after hitting Ms. Daley’s vehicle.
Authorities said she suffered several broken bones during the accident and remains hospitalized at Stony Brook University Hospital.
Police have not released the identity of the driver injured during the accident, but officials have classified her injuries as not life threatening.
The woman’s blue Ford pickup truck rolled off road shortly after 7:30 a.m., hitting several small trees and coming to a stop in the woods next to the highway, according to an email from New York State Police.
The cause of the accident still is being investigated, police said, including the possible involvement of a second vehicle.
Mark Gross, a spokesman for the Long Island Power Authority, confirmed that LIPA is conducting the utility work along County Road 39.
Mr. Gross said LIPA is installing a bank of transformers, which will service the Southampton Driving Range when it converts to an ice rink later this month. The addition is being done at the request of the range.
The work, which has closed the right eastbound lane, is expected to be completed by the end of the day today, Mr. Gross said.
A utility crew working on power lines along County Road 39 between Tuckahoe Lane and Magee Street in Southampton Village also caused traffic back ups Thursday morning.
The work closed one eastbound lane.
The scene was cleared and the final police trooper left at 9:30 a.m. allowing traffic to flow normally, according to New York State Police.
Police closed one lane of eastbound traffic on Sunrise Highway on Thursday morning because of a rollover car accident that occurred at about 7:40 a.m. and sent one person to the hospital.
As of 9 a.m., the right lane of traffic between exits 64 and 65 was closed because of the accident that involved at least one, but possibly two cars, according New York State Police.
An individual from the car that rolled over was taken to Stony Brook University Medical Center via Suffolk County Police Helicopter. Police were not sure what her status was as of 9 a.m.
Police still are investigating the scene.