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Police: Driver, Passengers of Overturned Car Flee Scene

Accident took down a utility pole; residents without power.

An accident on East Main Street in Riverhead early Saturday morning led to an overturned car, with the driver and passengers fleeing the scene on foot, police said.

According to Riverhead Town police, a motor vehicle accident occurred at 3:52 a.m. Saturday morning, taking down a utility pole directly across from the Millbrook Apartments.

The driver and passengers from the vehicle fled the scene on foot, police said. The car, which had South Carolina license plates, was impounded.

The downed pole led to loss of power on East Main Street, police said; repair trucks were on the scene Saturday morning working on the pole.

Also in Riverhead, police said, an exploded transformer on Northville Turnpike led to a loss of power for residents.

Mary R December 08, 2012 at 03:25 PM
That's why my time is flashing on all of the clocks! Guess if they ran they're alright??
Lisa Finn (Editor) December 08, 2012 at 03:38 PM
The police said they didn't believe the injuries, if any,, were serious, since they took off running.
John Pine December 09, 2012 at 03:18 AM
People in Riverhead need to WAKE UP. It doesn't take a genuis to figure out that the out of state plates on the car and the involved fled the scene, that these people are ILLEGAL ALIENS! Enough of this politically correct BS, these vermin need to be removed from Riverhead and every other LI community suffering from them PRONTO! How many more DWI's, reckless driving, gangs, drugs, and other crimes do people in Riverhead need to endure before Sean Walter wakes up and enforces the law? Let the police do their job and remove these dangerous people from our society, turn them over to INS! ENOUGH PANDERING ALREADY!!!
Boo December 09, 2012 at 01:44 PM
But instead, the Riverhead police department is going to hire spanish speaking officers to help the illegals better understand their civil rights. Instead we should be hiring police to round them all up and deport them. THIS IS INSANE. How long before the citizens of this country take up arms and forcefully repel the invasion. Government at all levels is out of touch with the tension in this country. Its a powder keg that is going to blow soon.
cm December 09, 2012 at 04:51 PM
I agree... nothing is being done in our community!! Our taxes are helping them not preventing them!! I see civil war if our electors keep doing nothing. Enough is enough. Our country is poor caring for people that are illegally here. Our taxes are going up and the # of illegals are going up...our quality of life is going down.
bob smith December 09, 2012 at 07:12 PM
If we keep electing politically correct politicians, then this will continue to happen.
Don E December 09, 2012 at 10:39 PM
The police should start pulling over these cars with carolina plates and see how many of then have insurance and licensed drivers. I know a woman who was selling her car ( in Southampton) and her illegal and unlicensed landscaper wanted to buy it. She told him " you don't even have a license" and he told her the cops don't bother us, they let us go.
Dennis December 11, 2012 at 05:43 PM
>he told her the cops don't bother us, they let us go. EXACTLY!!!! People NEED to start asking why this is. There is CLEARLY an agenda to bring in as many I-L-L-E-G-A-L aliens as possible, and absolutely NOTHING is being done. We, in turn, get to have our jobs disappear, the remaining ones have their wages slashed, and criminals who have fled justice in their own countries run wild in our streets. There is (ostensibly) a "war on terror" going on, and we are constantly told that Iran is somehow a threat to us. I'd bet the average American couldn't tell an Iranian from a Mexican. WHY IS NOTHING BEING DONE???? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlvljzgfOAs&feature=youtube_gdata_player Watch this clip from Cheech Marin's "Born In East L.A." Ladies and gentlemen, if you still somehow believe your lying, criminal government and their presstitute pals, congratulations! You are officially a moron.
PVA1950 December 19, 2012 at 10:26 PM
These comments are all 100 percent correct.

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