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Man Crashes After Attempting to Race Ferrari

Honda ran off Scuttle Hole Road in Bridgehampton and struck tree.

A man driving on Scuttle Hole Road in Bridgehampton Sunday evening decided to challenge a Ferrari driver to a race — a move that ended with the man being airlifted to the hospital, according to authorities.

The Ferrari driver apparently wanted no part in a race.

“The one car took off in front of the other car and wrecked,” Sgt. John Boden said.

The man, who sideswiped a tree with his Honda, suffered minor trauma, but he was medevaced to Stony Brook University Medical Center via Suffolk police helicopter as a precaution because of a head injury, Boden said.

The crash occurred around 6:40 p.m. and responded to the scene, west of the Butter Lane intersection. It took rescuers a half hour to extricate the victim from the mangled Honda.

Boden said no more information was available at this time. He said he anticipates no further police action or charges.

Pete Scalzo August 20, 2012 at 04:36 PM
More PROOF that a Drag Strip at EPCAL is part of the solution. A street racing accident this past weekend in Orlando, Florida sent 10 people to the hospital. 2 are still in critical condition. This accident happened just 10 miles from the Cenrtral Florida Racing Complex (CFRC) Drag Strip. So how does that show PROOF that a Drag Strip is part of the solution? The answer is that earlier this month the Orange County County Commission SHUT DOWN CFRC because they determined that the developer did not include a Drag Strip as part of his original application back in 2008! Could this accident have happened if CFRC was still open? Maybe, but then we proponents of a track at EPCAL wouldn't have more PROOF that a track is part of the solution!
Glue Rawls August 20, 2012 at 05:03 PM
Pete, forget that sales is all timing and you couldn't be more off on yours here, but this latest post could very well put you in line to win the best post on any Patch site nationally in 2012. We've still got some months to go in this year, but I've sent this one at 12:36 up to Patch Headquarters in Delaware for entry into the national contest. Yours is amazing logic to behold! A car accident happened in Florida. It happened subsequent to a drag strip closing 10 miles away. And we have Pete Scalzo drawing the conclusion that if the drag strip hadn't closed, the accident would not have happened. Pete, did you, by any chance, take a shorter bus to school than the other kids?
Pete Scalzo August 20, 2012 at 07:31 PM
Glue Rawls. Hell of a name! First off I never said that if the drag strip hadn't closed , the accident would not have happened. What I did say is quote "could this accident have happened if CFRC was still open. Maybe" I never said that it would not have happened! My conclusion is based on my success combating the problem in Miami, Florida. A visit to my website motorsportsmg will back up this claim. Now let me ask you a question. Why the hatefull/negative response? What are your thoughts on something that will combat street racing? I also want to thank you for sending my post to the Patch Headquarters. I hope you included my website so that people can see for themselves that a track is PART of the solotion. (NEVER said it would END the problem) P.S. At least my bus stopped at the school!
Jaguar-Guy August 20, 2012 at 07:38 PM
Yours will be supporting an Ad the President just condemned as "a total lie".
romanZ August 28, 2012 at 08:26 PM
what tracks? they seem to sell 200+600 horsepower 'street' cars to anyone with credit. We are bombarded by tv ad campaigns of cars performing illegal speeds & maneuvers. Everyone wants to be james bond or Earnhardt, if americas selling points on autos were fuel efficiency & safety we would all have wind up nerf cars. There will always be idiots. my advice if you want to go fast, learn how first, dont endanger others with your Miley Cyrus experience in an Andretti mood.

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