Officials Concerned After Reports of Children Jumping in Front of Cars in East Hampton

East Hampton town officials are urging drivers to be alert after receiving reports of children jumping in front of cars on Main Street.

Town Manager Michael Maniscalco said he was first notified of the incidents about two weeks ago and he was concerned for the safety of the children, as well as the drivers.

“It is a bit of a disappointment that kids would make the decisions like this. We always hope that we are going to be working with and raising youth in our community that are going to be making wise and smart decisions and obviously this is far from one of those,” Maniscalco said.

He said police have stepped up their patrols in the area.

East Hampton Police Chief Sean Cox said the department has not received any additional reports over the last few days.

However, Maniscalco encourages residents to call 911 immediately if it happens again. 

“It is important that they make that report immediately after something like this has happened with a very clear and good description. If people don’t call it in at the time of, it is very hard for us to try and address it appropriately,” he said.

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