hamptons local events, express news group

Story - News

Jul 9, 2015 12:40 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

UPDATE: County Road 39 Reopened; PSEG Working To Restore Lost Power

A motor vehicle accident occurred on County Road 39 across from the Buzz Chew car dealership Thursday afternoon.
Jul 10, 2015 10:41 AM

UPDATE: 7:10 p.m.

County Road 39 was reopened, one lane on each side, as of 7 p.m. Thursday following a one-car accident, according to a Southampton Fire Department official.

First Assistant Chief Chris Brenner said fire department personnel will remain on the scene for a little longer and then go back to pick up cones from the traffic pattern set up.

Mr. Brenner added that crews from PSEG and Verizon will remain on the scene for several more hours to replace a utility pole that was knocked down during the crash.

UPDATE: 5:30 p.m.

County Road 39 in Southampton remained closed near Buzz Chew as of 5:20 p.m. Thursday following a one-car accident, according to Southampton Village Police.

Police said they were unable to disclose if any injuries were reported.

A PSEG spokeswoman said the company was called out to the scene to replace a utility pole that was knocked over after the car drove into it. The spokesperson said six customers in the area were without power as a result, and that the pole would be replaced, and power restored, by 9 p.m.

Original Story

Reports of a one-car accident on County Road 39 in Southampton came over the police scanner around 12:23 p.m. Thursday.

Chatter on the radio alluded to a motor vehicle that had crashed into a pole across from the Buzz Chew car dealership.

Southampton Volunteer Ambulance and the Southampton Fire Department both responded to the scene, according to the chatter.

Southampton Town Police could not immediately provide any information.

County Road 39 was closed from around North Sea Road to Montauk Highway. Side streets leading to that stretch of the roadway were also blocked off.

Reports indicated that there were power outages to area businesses. One utility pole was completely down.

You've read 1 of 7 free articles this month.

Already a subscriber? Sign in

looks like a horrible accident

hope they are ok

i tell people all the time how driving is not a "privilege" anymore

at least 25% of the drivers should not have a drivers license
that is an understatement
By llimretaw (118), watermill on Jul 9, 15 2:22 PM
2 members liked this comment
I agree!
By 1942sparky (18), Bridgehampton on Jul 9, 15 4:48 PM
Three days, and two poles.

Let's hope this doesn't become a trend.
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Jul 9, 15 7:49 PM
25% don't have licenses...at least not American ones.
By Preliator Lives (437), Obamavillie on Jul 10, 15 6:45 AM
Hope the driver is OK -- front end damage does not look too bad IMO.

Today marks the third year since the hit-and-run death of Sister Jackie Walsh in Water Mill.

Rest in Peace.
By PBR (4956), Southampton on Jul 9, 15 8:03 PM
3 members liked this comment
Do the morons still think we don't need a four lane highway?
By chief1 (2800), southampton on Jul 9, 15 10:43 PM
Well then, start the process of eminent domain and when you come up with about 500 billion to pay for it, let us know...
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Jul 9, 15 11:20 PM
1 member liked this comment
Plus 10-20 years lead time, including litigation/appeals over the governmental taking of some of the most prime private property in the world. Interesting use of "the morons" -- as if the term refers to people other than the author . . .
By PBR (4956), Southampton on Jul 10, 15 6:38 AM
They'll never invest in improving our infrastructure, not when you have a professional idiot like Thiele in "our corner".
By Preliator Lives (437), Obamavillie on Jul 10, 15 6:47 AM
. . . Thiele -- who is but one of many politicians on the East End answering to the "prime private property" owners . . .

All while the existing LIRR asset, which could at least help reduce traffic congestion, is ignored.

The limited commuter rail/bus experiment done a few years ago was a success, but the political will to implement it on a larger scale never generated a lasting head of steam.

East End Shuttle -- build it and they will come.

Do we have to wait ...more
By PBR (4956), Southampton on Jul 10, 15 7:15 AM
1 member liked this comment
Sorry Chief but this happened on a 4 lane section of the highway. Perhaps had the highway still been 2 lanes with a shoulder on each side the accident, like so many others on 39, would not have happened.
By bird (829), Southampton on Jul 10, 15 11:31 AM
The more roadways you build, the more traffic you get.

"there is a "fundamental law of highway congestion which essentially says that people drive more when there are more roads to drive on—no matter how much traffic there is. As a result, increased building of interstate highways and major urban roads is unlikely to relieve congestion of these roads."

Did the expansion of CR 39 result in less congestion in summer? For a year or two. Then, people who avoided the Hamptons ...more
By btdt (449), water mill on Jul 10, 15 10:14 PM
That's pretty simplistic and completely ignores the reality of changing economic conditions during the same period.
By VOS (1241), WHB on Jul 10, 15 10:42 PM
Wrong information. Was a two car accident driver of the black car was taken to the hospital the passenger from the same car was air lifted to Stony brook and the driver from the second car a pick up truck not shown on the pictures seemed fine.
By Taltos (3), Southampton on Jul 10, 15 8:49 AM
people need to PAY ATTENTION TO DRIVING on CR39. there are too many distractions----not to mention cell phones/looking at 'nav screens,' tuning their 'ipods,' etc!
By splinter (14), southampton on Jul 18, 15 3:43 PM