A two-car collision on Route 25 this afternoon sent one person to Peconic Bay Medical Center with non life-threatening injuries and closed a portion of Route 25 for approximately 45 minutes, according to police.
A gray Volvo attempting to make a lefthand turn out of Colorful Gardens onto Route 25 at about 2 p.m. collided with a red Toyota Camry headed westbound on Route 25, police said. The Camry then hit a shoring box in a construction hole at a National Grid gas main construction site on the south side of Route 25, said police. The Camry’s collision with the shoring box prevented the car from running completely into the construction hole.
Jamesport Fire Department responded to the accident with heavy rescue. The three people in the Volvo all refused medical treatment, but an ambulance from the Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps transported the driver of the Camry to Peconic Bay Medical Center with non life-threatening injures to the back and neck. There were no other passengers in the Camry, according to police.
National Grid was on-scene at the time of the accident, but there were no workers in the construction hole, according to a National Grid employee at the accident. No National Grid employees were injured and no damage was done to the construction area or to the gas main as a result of the accident, the employee said.
No summons have been issued at this time.
Riverhead police closed Route 25 between Herricks Lane and South Jamesport Avenue around 2:15 p.m. for about 45 minutes.
RiverheadLOCAL photos by Emil Breitenbach, Jr.