Four people were transported to Southampton Hospital following the accident, according to Southampton Fire Department 1st Assistant Chief Chris Brenner. The department was called to a car fire at 3:12 p.m., though responding police officers had already extinguished the flames.
Southampton Volunteer Ambulance and Southampton Village Ambulance crew transported the people who were injured to Southampton Hospital. Crews from the Bridgehampton Fire Department Ambulance and Hampton Bays Volunteer Ambulance companies stood by.
Fire police had shut down Montauk Highway at Peconic Road and Tuckahoe Road and diverted traffic around the scene, Chief Brenner said. The road was closed for about 45 minutes while debris was cleared.
Four ambulances were requested, and a request for a medevac helicopter was canceled by ambulance personnel, according to Chief Brenner.
Two people were transported to Southampton Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after an accident involving two cars, according to Southampton Town Police. A medevac helicopter was called off as the injuries were non-life-threatening.
Montauk Highway near Peconic Road was opened.
Montauk Highway between the college and Peconic Avenue was closed, according to an alert sent out by Southampton Town officials.
At least one person had to be flown to Stony Brook Hospital following a motor vehicle accident near the intersection of Montauk Highway and Hill Station Road in Southampton on Tuesday afternoon.
Ambulances and police were dispatched to the scene of the accident just after 3 p.m. for reports of a female with a head injury. A medevac helicopter was called in to land at the Stony Brook University Southampton campus, according to police communications.
Police could not immediately provide additional information.