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UPDATE: Driver Airlifted after Collision with Cesspool Truck on North Haven

Woman was pinned in her Jeep for about 20 minutes until rescuers could free her, fire chief says.

Update 11:50 a.m. - Chief Pete Garypie said that a and a Jeep collided head-on Wednesday, just before 9:15 a.m. on North Haven.

The female driver of the Jeep was extricated, Garypie said. She was then airlifted to Stony Brook University Medical Center. She was conscious and alert, said Garypie, who was first on scene. He said she was in stable condition when the Medevac took off from Havens Beach.

The driver of the cesspool truck was not injured, Garypie said.

Garypie said he didn't know what caused the accident, on Route 114, near Fresh Pond Road, but that it was "raining pretty hard" at the time. The Jeep was struck near the driver's side, he said.

It took about 20 minutes to extricate the woman, whose name hasn't been released yet. "The guys did a great job. She was pinned in there pretty good," Garypie said.

"It was one of the toughest I've seen in a long time," Garypie said of the seriousness of the crash.

when his truck veered off the road and into a tree on Route 114, also known as Ferry Road, about a quarter-mile away from where Wednesday's accident occurred.

Update 11:24 a.m. - A medevac helicopter was called to to airlift a victim of a collision between a Quackenbush Cesspool truck and a Jeep Commander at Ferry Road and Fresh Pond Road in North Haven.

Previously:

Heavy rescue equipment was called to the scene of a motor vehicle accident near the traffic circle on North Haven during a rain storm on Wednesday morning.

The responded to the accident on Route 114 (Ferry Road), near Fresh Pond Road, just before 9:15 a.m. The Lance Cpl. Jordan C. Haerter Memorial Bridge, from Sag Harbor Village to North Haven, has been shut down.

The also responded, along with the fire department's fire police.

Fire department chiefs called for a medevac, but the Suffolk County police helicopter is not flying due to weather conditions.

Check back for more information as it becomes available.

Dee Bins August 15, 2012 at 06:02 PM
There is only one alignment that will have any effect; that is the life changing alignment with Jesus Christ. Otherwise, this world will simply track it's course to completion.
Arnold Timer August 17, 2012 at 01:16 PM
Any update from the police on the condition and identity of the driver of the Jeep?
Lynn Kaplan August 20, 2012 at 02:40 PM
Amazing we haven't heard more about this story...how is the woman and who is she?
Taylor K. Vecsey August 20, 2012 at 02:53 PM
Police have not released any information. Today, the weekly police reports are ready and we will see if this is in the midst.
Delia Robertson Chicka October 09, 2012 at 11:24 PM
I want to Thank you for your Prayer. When I saw the picture I was just as frightened. My name is Delia, and I was the driver of the jeep. The comments that you wrote are beautiful and I could not have spoken better of the those that rescued me. We as a community are very Lucky to have all of our E.M.T.'s , Ambulance, Police, Fire Dept, and 911 dispatchers. I was in the hospital 7 weeks and had several surgeries, however i am home now and bed bound. I work very hard with a PT to learn to walk again. The hope is that i may walk by December. I am just so happy to be home with my Husband and 4 Children! Thankyou again for your kind words and positive attitude.

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