A left-hand turn gone wrong caused the that injured three people in Cutchogue this past Tuesday afternoon, report.
Gerald Cruise, 85, of Cutchogue was driving a 2009 Toyota west on Route 48, attempted a left-hand onto Depot Lane and failed to yield the right of way to James Wysocki, 31, of Cutchogue, who was driving east on Route 48, police said. Cruise's vehicle then hit another eastbound car driven by Doreen Williamson, 56, of Ridge.
Members of the and responded to the scene and transported Cruise and his wife, Patricia, and Williamson to area hospitals. Wysocki was treated and released at the scene, police said.
This is the third motor vehicle accident in a month caused by a driving failing to yield the right of way while making a left-hand turn off of Route 48 on the North Fork. A June 5 accident in Greenport resulted in the death of an Islip Terrace motorcyclist, and 96-year-old Mattituck resident Irma Utter died following a June 24 accident on the corner of Route 48 and Wickham Avenue in Mattituck.