WESTHAMPTON BEACH, NY – At least two people have been rushed to area hospitals after a three-vehicle crash on the Sunrise Highway near the Westhampton Beach exit on Monday night resulted in a rollover, firefighters said.
According to the Westhampton Beach Fire Department, the crash happened at 8:30 p.m. in the westbound lane and involved a sedan, SUV and pickup truck. The driver of the van told officials that the driver of the sedan cut his left rear wing and continued before hitting the SUV, causing that vehicle to overturn on the grass on the north side of the freeway, said the Westhampton Beach Fire Department.
The “badly damaged” sedan came to rest on the median a few hundred yards down the road, officials said. The Westhampton Beach Fire Department’s Second Deputy Chief, Larry Saccente, was the first person in charge of the fires at the scene and said all drivers and passengers, including the driver of the rollover, had exited their vehicle at his arrival, the fire department said.
State Police told firefighters that one person was taken to Brookhaven Hospital and another to Peconic Bay Medical Center; their conditions are unknown, the Westhampton Fire Department said.
The Westhampton Beach Fire Department responded with an engine, rescue truck and fire police vehicle; fire police blocked a westbound lane during the incident, officials said. New York State Police also responded, along with the Westhampton War Memorial Ambulance Association, officials said.