6 Injured in East Hampton Crash Involving USPS Truck

Two of the people injured were children.

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    Several people were injured in a three-car crash involving a USPS truck in East Hampton on Saturday afternoon.

    Six people have been injured, including two young children and a postal worker, in a three-vehicle collision in East Hampton, according to police at the scene.

    It happened Saturday afternoon near the intersection of Young Street/Route 196 and Carriage Drive in East Hampton.

    According to police, a U.S. Postal Service truck was heading southbound on Young Street when a red Ford pickup struck it from behind, sending the postal truck into oncoming traffic.

    A third car driving northbound on Young Street hit the mail truck head on and traveled down an embankment, police said.

    Firefighters said the postal worker had to be extricated from the truck and was airlifted to the hospital via LifeStar helicopter.

    Ambulances transported five other people, two of whom were children, to an area hospital for treatment. Their conditions are unknown, but no fatalities have been reported, police said.

    Part of Young Street is shut down while authorities investigate the crash and work to clear the scene. An accident reconstruction team is on site.

    Check back for updates.