Cranberry Hole Road in Amagansett was the site of a serious accident on Monday at dusk when a westbound 2012 Chevrolet driven by Eleanor Glennon, 81, of Amagansett, ran into a 2004 GMC truck parked on the shoulder. Mrs. Glennon’s husband, John Glennon, 81, was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital, where he was initially listed in serious condition.
Mrs. Glennon was taken to Southampton Hospital along with the couple’s two grandchildren, ages 6 and 7, who were seated in back. All three were released after treatment.
In a phone conversation yesterday, Mrs. Glennon said her husband had “turned the corner.”
“Right now, he’s doing pretty good,” she said. “He just went into surgery to repair his femur.” Next week, Mr. Glennon will have surgery on an ankle, she said, and will probably be hospitalized for another couple of weeks.
The truck she hit, she said, “was parked half on and half off the road.” She added that the glare of the sun, which was low in the sky at the time of the crash, made it very difficult to see.
Detective Lt. Chris Anderson of the East Hampton Town police said on Tuesday that there was no shoulder on the narrow road. Following an investigation, Suffolk County police cited the GMC’s owners for 16 equipment violations, none of which were related to the accident.