A bicyclist from New York City was struck by a car Saturday morning on Napeague and was airlifted to the Stony Brook University Medical Center. The accident happened on Route 27 at Shipwreck Drive.
According to Ellen P. Grew of West Hartford, Conn., the driver of the westbound 2012 Subaru that struck 40-year-old Adam Cohen, the bicyclist appeared to be trying to make a left turn from the westbound shoulder, across the highway and onto Shipwreck Drive.
Ms. Grew told East Hampton Town police she could not stop in time to avoid hitting Mr. Cohen. Her version of events was corroborated by two other drivers, one who was going east and the other west in the immediate vicinity.
Mr. Cohen told officers he could not remember what happened. He appeared to have suffered a concussion, police said.
In another car-versus-cyclist incident, a 30-year-old Northwest Woods woman, Meghan L. Taylor, was riding a bike north on Springs-Fireplace Road near Queens Lane on Aug. 6 when she was struck by a 2002 Toyota as she tried to cross the road. The driver, Rebecca Petoello of Springs, 20, told police she was moving very slowly at the time, between 5 and 10 miles per hour.
Ms. Taylor complained of neck pain and was taken to Southampton Hospital for treatment. Police noted in the accident report that the cyclist was wearing a headset beneath her helmet, and that the car had the right of way.