Gene Gilligan of Amagansett was driving his 1991 Mercedes north on Napeague Meadow Road when a deer ran in front of his car on Friday night, police said. He swerved to avoid the animal and lost control of the car, striking about four concrete posts at the side of the road, before the car flipped over. Mr. Gilligan suffered abrasions to his head and was taken to Southampton Hospital. A police report described the car as demolished.
Police responding to a report of an accident early Saturday on Queens Lane near Accabonac Road in East Hampton found the wreckage of a 1998 Honda that had gone off the road and smashed into a utility pole with enough force to split the pole in half.