A 91-year-old bicyclist was struck by a car on Springs-Fireplace Road in Springs on July 1 and taken to Southampton Hospital for treatment.
Redjeb Jordania, who lives not far away on Driftwood Lane and is often seen riding his bicycle in the area, was biking with his wife, headed south near Talmage Farm Lane, when his wife crossed over to the northbound side of the road. Mr. Jordania turned his bike left to follow, only to be struck by a southbound 2001 Chevrolet Suburban being driven by Frederick A. Hardy, 75, of Silver Springs, Md.
Mr. Jordania told East Hampton Town police he hadn’t seen the car coming. Mr. Hardy said that he had tried to veer away from Mr. Jordania while applying the brakes, but was unable to avoid hitting him. The police report indicates that Mr. Jordania’s inattention and improper turning led to the accident.
Mr. Jordania complained of abdominal pain. He remained at Southampton Hospital as of Monday.
Police released another report of a bicyclist struck by a car, this accident occurring on Second House Road in Montauk on June 26.
Anna C. Morris, 24, of Linwood, N.J., was driving a rented 2013 Toyota in the early evening south on the section of Second House Road that curves several times when a bug flew into the window, according to Ms. Morris and her passenger, Angela Dimayuga. Distracted, Ms. Morris failed to navigate the curve and drove onto the sidewalk, striking Kayade Ceres, 19, who has a Second House Road address.
Mr. Ceres told police he was riding on the sidewalk, facing traffic, when he was hit by the car. Complaining of pain in his shoulder and upper arm, he was taken to Southampton Hospital for treatment. The police report says that the distraction caused by the bug was the most important factor in the accident.
On June 15, Anna Lytton, 14, of Springs was riding her bicycle when she was struck and killed by a 2002 Ford Explorer being driven by Maria Brennan, 73, of East Hampton. Ms. Lytton was struck when she veered across the path of the westbound Explorer near the entrance to the CVS drug store on Pantigo Road in East Hampton, according to police.