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Feb 23, 2011 10:40 AMPublication: The Southampton Press

Sag Harbor Mother And Children Injured In Southampton Car Crash

Feb 23, 2011 10:40 AM

A Sag Harbor woman and her two toddlers were injured last week when the SUV they were riding in flipped over on 
County Road 39 in Southampton after the 41-year-old 
mother fell asleep behind the wheel, Southampton Town Police said.

The woman was driving a black 2010 Toyota Suburban eastbound just east of the Stony Brook-Southampton campus at about 1 p.m. on Friday when the car ran off the road, striking a utility pole and a tree before rolling over and coming to rest upside down in the 
bushes about 20 feet off the highway.

All three passengers—the mother and her two 3-year-old sons—were able to get out of the vehicle to the roadside, where they were treated by emergency medical personnel from the Southampton Volunteer Ambulance and Southampton Village Volunteer Ambulance corps. The trio were taken to Southampton Hospital where they were treated for non-life-threatening injuries and released, hospital officials said.

No charges were filed against the woman, who, according to police, told them she had fallen asleep while driving.

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Thank god they all walked away! I hate CR39
By progressnow (556), sag harbor on Feb 18, 11 4:14 PM
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The road is fine as long as you're not driving drunk or falling asleep behind the wheel. Nothing wrong with the road, just the idiots who drive on it.
By Spelling Cop (22), Southampton on Feb 22, 11 6:07 AM
Wonder if she was doing the 35mph? Glad they are all ok.
By Latenighter (9), Southampton on Feb 18, 11 8:06 PM
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glad they all walked away too specially the kids . that road always was the pits and always will be
By Brown25 (38), Groovehampton on Feb 18, 11 8:17 PM
I was traveling on CR39 during the time of accident. As always cars were flying by me like I was standing still, weaving in and out. I'll admit I was doing 40. Cops never patrol east bound traffic. When they do watch west bound traffic they are in the same spot and normally 2 patrol cars side by side talking, not really patrolling with speeders zipping by. They can pay for one patrolman's salary just catching the speeders on 39. Maybe make it a little safer.
By pcone (28), hampton bays on Feb 19, 11 12:46 PM
I think the difference in speeds is an issue; the people flying and those who are actually at 35 mph.
By EQKat (4), East Quogue on Feb 19, 11 3:07 PM
My business has me going east on Co rd.39 at around 745am twice a week. I have a bumper sticker that says I drive 35 on 39. I count how many cars pass me as a way to occupy myself because at that speed its a little boring. I drive from the Lobster Inn to the railroad tracks and never count less than 30 cars passing me." Never" should be in caps and that is year round. The condiions that allowed Co rd. 39 to have two lanes in both directions require that we drive 35 its simply unsafe otherwise. Every ...more
By Bob Schepps (77), Southampton on Feb 19, 11 7:02 PM
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could it be TEXTING?????????
By gallerygirl (29), southampton on Feb 20, 11 7:46 AM
Maybe there should be cameras everywhere!
By patrickstar (67), hampton bays on Feb 20, 11 9:14 AM
Everyone drives like maniacs on 39. It's nuts!
By **HBQueenBee** (46), Hampton Bays on Feb 22, 11 8:58 AM
From North Sea Road to Sunrise speed limits should be enforced and tickets issued until drivers learn. It's the worst road on the east end.
By EastEnd68 (888), Westhampton on Feb 22, 11 12:46 PM
Who falls asleep at the wheel at 1pm?! Two 3 year olds in the back and she still manages to fall asleep at 1 in the afternoon. Seems weird.
By Miss K. (103), East Quogue on Feb 24, 11 10:39 AM
The reason that a majority of the people go over the speed limit on Route 39 is because 35mph is an unreasonably slow speed for that road. If you notice, most drivers do 40-45 mph, not because they are reckless, but because that is the "naturally safe" speed. Every road dictates the safe speed by it's design and posted speed limits should be more in tune with that. With that said, anyone going over 45mph has issues. The crazy thing is that some drivers do 35mph on Montauk Highway, where the limit ...more
By deelove (152), Bridgehampton on Feb 28, 11 3:06 AM
I drive 39 everyday at least three times between h.bays and southampton. I has to 35 because if you go any faster cars that are exiting businesses can't respond fast enough. You are getting to where you want to go ten times faster then before they added the extra lane. So chill out and do 35
By fish sticks (53), hampton bays on Mar 2, 11 5:38 PM