Two Crashes in Two Hours on Turnpike

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A portion of the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike was briefly shut down as officials cleared the road of hazards after two separate accidents in close proximity to each other on that stretch of road Tuesday morning.

The driver in the first accident was pinned inside the vehicle after it crashed into a utility pole near Huntington Crossway at about 5:50 a.m. The Bridgehampton Fire Department's heavy rescue squad extricated the driver, who was taken to Southampton Hospital, along with the two passengers.

Southampton Town Police Sgt. Howard Kalb said the driver had a broken leg. He could provide no further information on the driver's condition on Tuesday afternoon.

Though the pole did not come down, a low hanging wire caused police to shut one lane as they awaited for PSEG Long Island to respond.

"We were still directing traffic after the first accident when the second occurred," Sergeant Kalb said.

Three vehicles -- a landscaping truck, another truck, and a minivan -- were involved in the second accident, at the intersection of the turnpike and Scuttlehole Road, about a quarter mile from the first accident.

Two ambulances transported the victims of that accident.

Sergeant Kalb said no arrests have been made in either incident.

The road was briefly closed in both directions until the vehicles in the second crash were towed away.