County Road 39 Reopens After 2-Vehicle Accident

Dump truck and second vehicle collide on County Road 39 Tuesday afternoon.

UDPATE 7:45 p.m. - County Road 39 is being reopened to traffic.

UPDATE - County Road 39 is still closed as of 7 p.m. between Hill Station Road and Exit 66. Eastbound traffic is being detoured around the accident then getting back on Sunrise Highway.


County Road 39 in Southampton is currently closed in both directions between Hill Station Road and Exit 66 after an accident near the Lobster Grille Tuesday afternoon.

Traffic is being diverted to Montauk Highway, which is also backed up.

Area resident Steve Cohen said that he could hear sirens for more than 20 minutes, and when we went outside to investigate he saw that a red dump truck and a white vehicle — either a station wagon or SUV — had a bad accident and the highway was closed.

“The front left wheel of the dump truck was mangled, so it looked like it was a sideswipe, or the vehicle went into the dump truck,” Cohen said.

spokesman Capt. Chris Brenner said that firefighters used heavy rescue tools to extricate a victim from the white vehicle, who was then taken to an awaiting ambulance and eventually airlifted.

The medevac helecopter landed right on County Road 39, Brenner said.

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Jaguar-Guy July 26, 2012 at 12:55 PM
If they build it, the lawyers will come - believe me. This is a situation perfectly ripe for MANY lawsuits against the Town of Southampton (more of our tax dollars to town attorneys) for all the accidents that will occur at the proposed location. The crashes will mount and the statistics will prove that they were negligent and reckless in allowing the build - and be sued like mad !!!
MT/Sag Harbor July 26, 2012 at 01:12 PM
Thank you for the information. I will follow through with it...i wish the PDept. would monitor Millstone Road more often, Mack trucks speeding up and down to get to the sand pit...more deer on that road than you can imagine and no deer crossing signs...a mess indeed..i am afraid to stop by the mailbox to pick up my mail.
Algebra July 26, 2012 at 02:27 PM
Excellent post, KMW! Follow procedures, call those in position to effect the correct changes. So many people think crying in their diapers on this or other blogs is the answer. Rumble strips make sense, speed bump do not.
George Soros July 26, 2012 at 03:57 PM
How would the light have stopped the person in the white mercedes SUV who allegedly had a health episode that cause him to swerve into and get swiped by the oncoming rollover garbage truck?
JOHN WETJEN July 30, 2012 at 03:17 PM


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