Snow Had It In for Hondas

    A 2002 Honda being driven on Stephen Hand’s Path in East Hampton went skidding off the road Saturday night as the snow began to fall and crashed into a tree. The driver, Steven Dovas of Brooklyn, who was unhurt, said the bright lights of an oncoming car had momentarily blinded him.
    The Honda had to be towed away.
    Another Honda, this one a 2011 model, slid across snowy Amagansett Main Street at a little after 5 a.m. on Sunday when the driver, George S. Evans of Rockville Centre, hit the brakes to avoid a pedestrian. The car hit a 2007 model by the same maker parked across the street.
    The pedestrian, Lency Orozco of East Hampton, the owner of the older car, slipped on the ice, injuring her right hand and leg. She was taken to Southampton Hospital for treatment.
    Weather-induced accidents seemed to have a particular target. Yet another Honda was damaged during the storm early Sunday morning when a snow plow, operated by Donald E. Mahoney Jr. of Southampton, backed out of the parking lot he was clearing near the East Hampton Laundry Center on Montauk Highway next to the Amagansett IGA.
    Because of the blowing snow, police said, neither Mr. Mahoney nor Amath Drame of Montauk, driving a 1990 Honda, could see each other, and they collided. Mr. Drame and one passenger, Osburn Palmer, were taken to Southampton Hospital. The Honda was towed away.
    Not snow but a wobbly cellphone was the cause of a Monday afternoon accident on Old Stone Highway in Amagansett. David D. Luce of New York City thought his cellphone was slipping from the cup holder in his 1999 Toyota and reached out to adjust it. When he looked back at the winding road, he was headed for a telephone pole, which the car sideswiped on the passenger side. Mr. Luce and his wife, Julia Luce, who was in the passenger seat, were reportedly uninjured.
    Old Stone Highway was the scene of a fatal accident last June when a taxi struck and killed a teenage pedestrian, Jeffrey Ahn. The road has a number of curves, besides being narrow with no shoulder, as East Hampton Town Police Chief Edward Ecker noted at the time.