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County Road 39 Accident Cleared

Lanes reopened at around 8 a.m.

The Wednesday morning commute in Southampton was just getting back up to pace around 8:15, following a head-on accident that closed two lanes on County Road 39.

Southampton Town Police Sgt. John Boden said that the collision occurred at 6:27 a.m., between two cars going in opposite directions on the four-lane highway. One westbound lane and one eastbound lane were closed, he said.

Boden said one passenger was taken to a hospital by ambulance.

The accident was cleared and the lanes reopened around 8 a.m., he said.

Further details were unavailable at this time.

Eastbound traffic was tied up all the way to the Hampton Bays exit off Sunrise Highway.

Many commuters opted to get off County Road 39 and instead take Montauk Highway, which itself became backed up headed eastbound.

free wheeling September 26, 2012 at 07:56 PM
Another bang up on Collision Rd 39. How many is that now?
Keith Davis September 26, 2012 at 08:13 PM
People driving way too fast and texting while doing that.... SLOW DOWN!!!
baymen September 27, 2012 at 09:21 AM
Jersey Barriers would have stopped that accident and the one before it. And they would protect your life also time to act is now.Wake up D.o.t. fix this dangerous area now no traffic study is needed.
LA October 05, 2012 at 04:39 AM
I don't know, even when the speed limit was higher the accidents weren't this bad. I think its just a bad design all together, I do agree.with the barriers though and I know.for myself.I'm.scared to death to make a right turn off the road with no turning lanes.

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