Photo: Peter Blasl

A head-on accident on Riverside Drive sent four people to the hospital this morning.

A westbound Lexus collided with an eastbound Mercedes on Riverside Drive near the Riverhead Moose Lodge shortly before 7 a.m.

The crash sparked a fire in the engine compartment of the Mercedes. Riverhead Fire Department Second Assistant Chief Tim Corwin, who lives nearby, knocked the fire down with a water can. Riverhead Fire Department responded to finish extinguishing the fire.

The driver of the Mercedes and his male passenger, along with both passengers in the Lexus were taken to Peconic Bay Medical Center by Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps. Their injuries were not believed to be life-threatening, police said.

No one was arrested and the accident remains under investigation.

Riverside Drive was closed between County Road 105 and Main Street while the scene was cleared.

Photo: Peter Blasl
Photo: Peter Blasl

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