Slipping, Sliding, Crashing

    The snow Friday night led to some slipping and sliding on the roadways in the Town of East Hampton.
    Carlos Barros of East Hampton had his 2005 Toyota slide off Abraham’s Path a little after 9 p.m. The rear passenger side of the car struck a tree. Mr. Barros was unhurt and able to drive away.
    Earlier Friday, a 1999 Mitsubishi being driven by Vicente Vargas-Chinchilima of Springs slid off Route 114 near Goodfriend Drive in East Hampton, crashing grille-first into a telephone pole. The car, which had extensive front-end damage, had to be towed away, but Mr. Vargas-Chinchilima and his passenger were unhurt.
    Nineteen ninety-nine Mitsubishis were having a bad day Friday, as a second one, driven by Osbourne Palmer of Provincetown, Mass., slid off Montauk Highway near Beech Street, a bit east of the overlook in Montauk, hit a guardrail, then careened back across the road, hitting the rail on the other side. The car was towed. Mr. Palmer walked away.
    It was about 3:30 in the afternoon when Mr. Palmer’s car went askew, as the snow began to pile up on the road. At the same time, just a few miles east, another 1999 vehicle, this one a Land Rover, skidded off the road into a guardrail along Montauk Highway. The driver, William Martinez of Springs, was unhurt and able to drive the damaged car away.
    There were seven more accidents on Friday during the storm, according to the East Hampton Town police logs, but the reports themselves had not been released as of Tuesday.
    A Painter, Va., woman, Irene A. King, was taken to Southampton Hospital on Feb. 6, complaining of leg pain after having crashed into some trees off Shore Road near Old Lazy Point Road on Napeague. She told police that the car had slid off the road. The police report notes that the road was indeed slippery.
    On the evening of Feb. 5, a deer dashing onto Flamingo Avenue in Montauk slammed into the side of a 2004 BMW being driven by Caroline Whelan of Sag Harbor, damaging the front quarter panel but leaving Ms. Whelan unhurt.
    An icy School Street led to a three-car fender-bender in the early evening of Feb. 6 in Springs. Ashley Silvertsen of East Hampton was driving a 1995 Jeep toward the stop sign at Springs-Fireplace Road. There were two cars there already, waiting to turn. Ms. Silvertsen pressed on the brakes, but the Jeep slid on the road, which police described as slippery. The Jeep rear-ended Wilson Garcia-Rodriguez’s 2003 Ford, which in turn rear-ended Laura Stone’s 2012 Ford.
    All three drivers were unhurt.