A three-car accident on Ferry Road in North Haven Sunday afternoon sent five people to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
According to Southampton Town Police, one vehicle left the northbound lane of traffic on Ferry Road near Stock Farm Lane at approximately 2 p.m., sideswiping a first vehicle and then colliding head-on with a second.
Five of the three cars’ occupants were taken to hospitals, one of them being airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital with a broken leg, according to Sag Harbor Volunteer Fire Department Second Assistant Chief Bruce Schiavoni. The Sag Harbor Volunteer Ambulance Corps took the victim to Long Beach where it was met by the medevac helicopter, and then transported another victim to Southampton Hospital. East Hampton Village Ambulance was called for mutual aid to transport three other injured passengers to Southampton Hospital as well. All victims had non-life-threatening injuries, Mr. Schiavoni said.
The Sag Harbor Volunteer Fire Department requested heavy rescue to help extract the victim with the broken leg from the car involved in the head-on, cutting off a passenger door to remove him, Mr. Schiavoni added.
Ferry Road was closed for about 20 minutes between the traffic circle where Long Beach Road ends right to the ferry, according to police. A section between Corwin and Actors Colony roads was closed for roughly nearly one and a half hours.