Two-Car Crash In Eastport Sends Six To Hospital


A two-car crash on the westbound side of Sunrise Highway in Eastport on Sunday left a child with minor injuries and sent a total of six people to the hospital to be evaluated, according to officials from the Eastport Fire Department.

Two Jeeps collided shortly after 8 p.m., just west of County Road 111, after one hit ice and lost control, according to police. Suffolk County Police, who responded to the scene, said one of the vehicles rolled over before striking a tree and that the second vehicle also left the road and struck a tree.

Firefighters extricated the driver of one vehicle by removing its roof, they said. One child in that vehicle suffered a minor injury and was transported, along with two other children, a male passenger and the female driver, who were all uninjured, by members of the East Moriches Community Ambulance to Stony Brook University Hospital.

A Westhampton War Memorial Ambulance transported the driver and sole occupant of the second vehicle to Peconic Bay Medical Center.

Suffolk County Police did not identify those in the vehicles.

Eastport Fire Department officials said a total of 22 firefighters responded to the scene with two traffic control vehicles, one heavy rescue unit and a pumper. They disabled the electrical system on one of the cars, applied Speedy Dry to clean spilled fluids from the roadway and helped direct traffic. They were on the scene for a little over an hour.

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