East Hampton Town police are seeking help from the public to identify the vehicle and driver that struck a teenager from behind on Queens Lane, then sped off Tuesday evening, October 30. The teen was walking on the narrow, shoulderless section of the road near Stuart’s Lane when he was struck from behind. The 17-year-old victim, who was not immediately identified by police, was airlifted to Stony Brook University’s trauma center, where he was treated and eventually released.
Queens Lane runs from Accabonac Road northwest to Springs Fireplace Road. All streets that intersect with Queens Lane do so at sharp angles, making it, potentially, one of the most dangerous roads in the Town of East Hampton. Despite its narrow width and tricky intersections, it is frequently used by drivers as a shortcut to the industrial area of Springs Fireplace Road, as well as to the recycling center.
The accident occurred at 6:27 PM, about 45 minutes after sunset.
Town detectives ask that anyone with information about the accident contact them at 631-537-7575. All calls will be kept confidential.