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County Road 39 Closed in Both Directions in Tuckahoe

Car crash snapped a utility pole shortly after 7 p.m. LIPA trucks are on scene.

Updated, 8:15 p.m.: According to Capt. Chris Brenner, a man was uninjured in a crash Friday night that shut down County Road 39 in both directions.

Brenner said the fire department, led by Second Assistant Chief Mike Kampf, was on scene for about 45 minutes diverting traffic, and while the man who veered into a utility pole was first reported to have been trapped in the vehicle, when police arrived he had already got out on his own.

Brenner said the man was driving a pickup truck, heading westbound, when he hit the pole for reasons still unknown. He said LIPA had reported it could take up to four hours to secure the utility pole.

According to a LIPA outage map, a handful of customers are out of service. The outage map state that service will be restored by 9 p.m.

Original story: County Road 39 is closed in both directions following a Friday night car crash that took out a utility pole in Tuckahoe.

According to , a motor vehicle accident shut down the road between N. Magee Rd and Tuckahoe Lane shortly after 7 p.m.

A utility pole was hit and bent near its base in the accident, and a Long Island Power Authority auger truck arrived shortly before 8 p.m.  Two LIPA trucks were on scene.

Detectives were off the scene by 7:50 p.m., and a vehicle was seen leaving the scene of the crash without its lights or siren on.

The accident occurred in front of Mercedes-Benz of Southampton car dealership.

No further information was immediately available.

Brendan J. O'Reilly contributed to this report.

David D'Agostino September 15, 2012 at 03:50 AM
CR 39 is beyond dangerous! No fresking mega malls!
Jaguar-Guy September 15, 2012 at 09:54 AM
The roadway is a disaster. There are accidents all week long, as not all are reported - just the ones closing the highway in both directions. As for the ridiculous idea of a Mega-Mall, I fully support Dave Dag's efforts to stop the building of this monstrosity. We must keep our citizens safe, and not at the cost of some profit in tax. The Town MUST look out for the people they represent and not businesses who want to over build where a super-marker isn't even needed. The particular spot they've zeroed in on is just super-treacherous.
John C September 15, 2012 at 10:23 AM
The problem with this road is not the malls or the bus on the side it's that the cops do not enforce the 35 mph speed limit. Everyone is doing 60mph complain what yopu want on the malls and stores but it's the people don't know how to obey the speed limit. The Southampton town police need to setup speed traps and stop them down the road the town will definitely make at least $100,000 a year in extra revenue in tickets. This is the problem not a mall I want the mall or close waldbaums that place is a health hazard,
Jaguar-Guy September 15, 2012 at 10:47 AM
How true. They could easily make $10,000 per day if they just put a couple officers on Shrubland Road, opposite Greek Bites. They need to stop the speeding anyway - come on !!
David D'Agostino September 15, 2012 at 03:38 PM
Thanks, Jag. Adding to the traffic on CR39 is so completely stupid that it makes you wonder why our town board would even consider it in the first place. The only conclusion that one could reach is that developer contributions speak louder than common sense.
Jaguar-Guy September 15, 2012 at 03:55 PM
Bazinga (I like using that one - it annoys hat). You are right - forget the people and the increased risk of accidents, injuries and possible deaths - it always comes down to the almighty dollar Dave. They'll start building it before you can say "jack rabbit". Be good.
free wheeling September 16, 2012 at 07:31 PM
The problems with Cty Rd 39 are ALL OF THE ABOVE, not malls vs. law enforcement. The road is a death trap and lessening traffic should be the main concern of Town officials, not trying to finagle more ways around the zoning to increase traffic.

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