Driver Airlifted After Three-Car Accident

A woman was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital after the sports utility vehicle she was driving was sideswiped by a Mack truck on Monday afternoon. 

The woman, whose name was not immediately released, was behind the wheel of a 2013 GMC on Springs-Fireplace Road when she stopped to make a left-hand turn onto Hartley Boulevard, according to East Hampton Town Police Sergeant Chelsea Tierney. She was waiting for traffic to pass when a 2013 Toyota S.U.V. struck the GMC from behind, pushing it into oncoming traffic at about 2:15 p.m. 

A Bistrian's truck sideswiped the GMC. All of the airbags in the GMC deployed, Sergeant Tierney said. The Springs Fire Department's heavy rescue was called, but was not needed to remove the driver from the GMC.

The driver complained of chest pain, and appeared to be in shock. Due to the nature of her injuries, emergency medical service personnel from the Springs Fire Department decided to medevac her. She was treated at the scene and a Springs ambulance transported her to East Hampton Airport, where the medevac landed. 

The man behind the wheel of the Toyota also complained of chest pain and was taken to Southampton Hospital. His name was also not immediately released. Sergeant Tierney said he did not have a license. He will be issued several tickets for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and following too closely.  

The Bistrian's truck driver was not injured.