Driver Airlifted After Rollover on Napeague Stretch

An S.U.V. rolled over on the Napeague stretch of Montauk Highway on Wednesday afternoon.

A sport utility vehicle rolled over on the Napeague stretch of Montauk Highway, west of the Lobster Roll restaurant, on Wednesday afternoon, injuring the driver. The accident happened at about 1:05 p.m.

Police reported the driver was already out of the vehicle when the first responding units arrived and that he was being treated for a head injury. A paramedic with the Amagansett Fire Department called for a medevac helicopter to airlift the driver to Stony Brook University Hospital from East Hampton Airport.

Only one person was said to have been injured, and a tow truck was called for one vehicle, the S.U.V., which Second Assistant Chief Wayne Gauger said was on its side. He said the accident involved only one car, but he did not know the cause of the crash. The S.U.V. rolled over one and a half times, he said. 

Shortly after the accident, an Amagansett Fire Department ambulance was dispatched to a second alarm, at a laundromat on Montauk Highway, where a man was reportedly injured in a fall.

This story will be updated as more details become available.

Correction: An earlier version of the story said the accident was east of Cyril's Restaurant, near the state beach access.