James Collins, a lineman for the Long Island Power Authority, got a bad electrical jolt last Thursday when he touched a line he thought dead. In reality, the line was very much alive, sending a powerful electrical shock through the man’s body. He was rushed to the hospital, said East Hampton Village Police Chief Gerard Larsen.
“He was concerned about his heart,” the chief said, adding that Mr. Collins, who normally works out of Lake Ronkonkoma, was released from the hospital later the same day.
Carlson Jacobs of East Hampton was walking on Tyrone Drive in Springs in the early evening of Nov. 5 when he was struck by a southbound vehicle which then left the scene. Mr. Jacobs wound up in nearby brush. He was reportedly knocked woozy, according to the police report. Officers brought him to police headquarters and then to Southampton Hospital, suffering what was described as minor bleeding to his head.