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Aug 11, 2015 3:06 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

UPDATE: Hampton Jitney Accident On County Road 39 Cleared

A Hampton Jitney bus and an SUV were involved in an accident on County Road 39 in Southampton on Tuesday afternoon. BY DANA SHAW
Aug 13, 2015 9:34 AM

UPDATE: 4:20 p.m.

An accident involving a Hampton Jitney bus that crashed into a vehicle on County Road 39 Tuesday afternoon was cleared and will not impact the evening commute, police confirmed.

Police could not offer any additional information.

Original Story

Multiple agencies responded to an accident on County Road 39 in Southampton Tuesday afternoon that left at least one person injured.

According to police radio transmissions that came in at about 2:45, a Hampton Jitney bus hit a car in front of Burger King, leaving at least one person injured. Southampton Volunteer Ambulance, as well as the Southampton Fire Department, were called to the scene.

The Southampton Town Police Department also responded. No other information was immediately available.

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It has not been a good summer for the Jitney ��
By Hayley-JustineGrzybowski (5), Southampton, New York on Aug 11, 15 4:12 PM
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I witnessed this accident, the car cut off the Jitney and was struck in the rear quarter propelling it into the opposite lane of traffic, thank God there was no oncoming traffic as it spun multiple times and ended up in the west bound lane.
By bigfresh (4666), north sea on Aug 11, 15 4:25 PM
I hope you told the police what you saw.
By lifesaver (118), speonk on Aug 11, 15 8:50 PM
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I witnessed it has well see photos that back up BF statement
By joe hampton (3461), southampton on Aug 11, 15 10:48 PM
bigfresh and joh hampton so close to each other??
By llimretaw (118), watermill on Aug 15, 15 10:34 PM
Quite fortunate there wasn't any on coming traffic. Death Road 39 would have claimed another couple of victims if there was.
By BillWillConn3 (180), Southampton on Aug 11, 15 10:03 PM
... CR 39's downsizing a few years back left the road too dangerous for vehicles the size of a Jitney to traverse. The Jitney hasn't had a bad summer, the road is the problem.
By William Rodney (561), southampton on Aug 12, 15 7:44 AM
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A few years back, Hampton Jitney wanted to use the rail lines and were turned down. Traffic could have been alleviated, and they could run light rail cars, and make better time, as well as better service than the MTA.
By alhavel (50), Hampton Bays on Aug 12, 15 7:52 AM
The Jitney keeps a lot of cars off our roads. They run hundreds of runs each day. What is needed is for drivers to pay attention.
By knitter (1941), Southampton on Aug 12, 15 10:59 AM
Idiotic drivers are the problem not the Jitney. Do our summer visitors drive like this when they go back to wherever it is they come from? Speeding, weaving through traffic, u turns on Jobs Lane, running red lights and my all time least favorite, signaling a left turn and cutting off traffic going straight through a light to avoid waiting! There are places where that could lead to serious consequences for the discourteous driver.
By bigfresh (4666), north sea on Aug 14, 15 4:35 PM
Jitney drivers are not the greatest. Ive seen them blow past me at 50mph(+?) on 39 in the left lane. Hopefully you never get blasted by their rear view washer.
By Genuin (26), Hampton Bays on Aug 19, 15 8:03 PM
You are absolutely correct! I thought visitors came out here to relax. Instead, they are as impatient behind the wheel of a car as they are in the stores! I say "slow down and enjoy life."
By Long Island Viking (28), Southampton on Aug 22, 15 1:04 AM
My personal favorite(s) was not once, but twice making a left in the right lane leaving the village by 7-11 to head West on 39 in a Kenworth, not only did a small pickup make a right turn from the left lane into Mobil across the nose of the truck, a Crown Vic with PA plates did it again within a week.

Nothin' like summer in the Hamptons...
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Aug 19, 15 8:40 PM
The car may or may not have cut the jitney off, however most of the jitneys on 39 are doing well over 50 in the 30mph zone. That's a fact, not an opinion.
By unjustifiedjustice2 (35), Hampton bays on Aug 20, 15 9:27 AM