A 62-year-old woman was struck by a 2005 Dodge pickup truck on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. in East Hampton, then taken by ambulance to East Hampton Airport and from there by helicopter to Stony Brook University Medical Center. She had lacerations to her face.
The woman, Linda E. Turner of Three Mile Harbor Road, East Hampton, remained in the hospital as of noon yesterday. The truck was driven by David Browne, who is East Hampton Town’s chief fire marshal.
Mr. Browne told police his truck was pointed west on Cedar Street, about to turn left into the driveway of his house. He stopped and watched oncoming traffic. There was a lot of glare from the late-afternoon sun, the report said. A car stopped and blinked its headlights to signal Mr. Browne to turn, which he did, not seeing Ms. Turner until it was too late.
A witness corroborated Mr. Browne’s account.