Many Accidents Reported

There was a three-vehicle pileup on Aug. 22 on Route 114 in East Hampton, in a construction work area near Cove Hollow Road. At around 1:50 p.m., East Hampton Town police said, Robert J. Foley of Mastic Beach, 38, who was northbound in a 2009 Ford van, rear-ended a 2017 Jeep, forcing it into the 2006 Toyota in front of it. 

The Jeep’s driver, Harold T. King of East Hampton, 30, complained of neck pain but refused medical attention. The driver of the Toyota, Jan Spoerri of East Hampton, 52, was not hurt, nor was Mr. Foley.

Other recent accidents on local roads included one at the busy intersection of Bluff Road and Atlantic Avenue in Amagansett, where, at 1 p.m. on Aug. 23, a Ford pickup truck hit a 69-year-old bicyclist. John Ryan of East Hampton, 52, the driver of the northbound 2012 truck, told police he was turning left from Atlantic onto Bluff and did not see the oncoming bicyclist, Michael Strauss of Larchmont, N.Y.

Mr. Strauss, who was wearing a helmet, complained of head pain and minor bleeding. He was taken for treatment to Stony Brook University Hospital, a level-one trauma center, and later released.

About 20 minutes later, two cars collided under the train trestle on Stephen Hand’s Path in East Hampton. Isabella R. Grimes of Clinton, Conn., 19, in a northbound 2008 Subaru, told East Hampton Town police she was underneath the trestle when a southbound Kia, also underneath it, crossed the double yellow lines and sideswiped her vehicle. 

The driver of the 2016 Kia, Arline H. Blake of Sag Harbor, 68, told police she had the right of way. Police, however, blamed both drivers for the collision, saying that Ms. Blake had failed to keep right and Ms. Grimes had not only failed to yield the right of way but tried to pass the Kia under the trestle, sideswiping it. 

Ms. Blake complained of back pain and was taken to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital. An eyewitness, Jeff Litzko, corroborated Ms. Blake’s version of the event to police. Both vehicles were towed, and neither driver was charged. 

Last Thursday at about 10 a.m., an 83-year-old man was involved in a single-car accident after striking a speed sign and then a tree on Stephen Hand’s Path in East Hampton, near Barnes Avenue. Police interviewed Paul Hutt of Highland Beach, Fla., who was driving a 2001 Mercedes registered to David A. Becker of New York City, but said he was disoriented and unable to say how the accident occurred. He complained of chest pain and was taken to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital.  

Dan Rattiner of Dan’s Papers was in a 4:50 p.m. accident Aug. 18 in East Hampton Village, just south of David’s Lane by the Presbyterian Church. Mr. Rattiner, 78, told village police he had either fallen asleep or passed out while his 2008 Chevrolet was headed north on Main Street. He woke up, he said, when the car drifted to the right and struck a parked 2014 Jeep, with damage to both vehicles. 

Mr. Rattiner told an officer he felt ill and had injured his wrist, and an ambulance transported him to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital.