PECONIC, NY — An ambulance bringing a highway department worker who’d been in a crash was involved in a second collision Thursday, police said.
According to Southold Town Police Chief Martin Flatley, the Southold Fire Department ambulance transporting the driver of a town highway department dump truck to Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital after a crash on County Road 48 and Peconic Lane was then involved in the second collision on Route 48 and Youngs Avenue in Southold.
No one in the ambulance was injured; the driver of the second vehicle sustained minor injuries and was then transported to ELIH by Cutchogue Fire Department Ambulance, Flatley said.
A woman was airlifted after the first crash with a dump truck in Peconic Thursday, police said.
According to Southold town police, the first crash took place at 11:20 a.m. on County Road 48 and Peconic Lane. A red 2017 Ford dump truck, being operated by a Southold town highway department worker, was heading north on Peconic Lane and through a steady green light when the driver of a gray 2017 Ford sedan ran through a steady red light at the intersection while heading east on County Route 48, police said.
No charges were filed in the crash, a police report.
A member of the Nanuet Community Ambulance Corps was injured while on a motorcycle crash on Thursday. The EMT was in an ambulance, having responded to the accident around 2315 hours on the New York State Thruway in Nanuet. A tractor trailer struck the ambulance, injuring the EMT who was still inside.Two other ambulances were called to the accident.The EMT, whose name was not released, was taken in one of the ambulances to Westchester Medical Center where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries and released.