EAST HAMPTON, Long Island, N.Y. — A 40-year-old man crashed headlong into a car in a Long Island bicycle accident on Tuesday, June 17, 2019, according to a report in the East Hampton Star. Police received reports of the bicycle accident around 4:25 p.m. As the East Hampton Town Police persisted with their investigation into the crash, police learned that the bicycle rider might have been inebriated at the time. East Hampton Town Police are still investigating the bicycle crash but have already concluded that the motor vehicle operator will not be charged with a crime or any civil offense.
The East Hampton Town Police investigators told the East Hampton Star that the bicycle rider who was severely injured in the crash was a 40-year-old man from East Hampton who was not wearing a protective bike helmet when he collided with the car. According to police, the bike rider took a right-hand turn from Muir Boulevard onto Three Mile Harbor Road. Upon taking the right turn, the bicycle rider extended his turn into the center of the road. A 2019 Kia vehicle with a 54-year-old operator slammed into the bicycle rider.
The investigating officers said the female driver brought her car to a stop as soon as she could. Investigators said that there was no way for her to avoid the collision. Police said that if the woman did not stop her car as quickly as she did then the injuries she bicycle rider sustained might have been more severe. As it was, the bike rider’s injuries were substantial enough to require a Mexico flight to Stony Brook University Hospital.
Police are still looking into the particulars of this accident. The police said they suspect the injured bike rider caused the collision because of riding the bike while intoxicated and not yielding to a vehicle that had the right of way.
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