An 83-year-old driver and his wife were both hospitalized with serious injuries after their car drifted into oncoming traffic on Sound Avenue in Aquebogue late Tuesday, colliding head-on with an approaching car, police said.
Riverhead Town police said the crash occurred near West Lane at 10:11 p.m.
The first driver, identified as Leonard Turano of Aquebogue, suffered "serious" injuries and was transported by Riverhead Ambulance Corps to Stony Brook University Hospital.
His wife, Marie Turano, 75, had to be extricated from the wreckage and airlifted to Stony Brook by Suffolk County police helicopter, police said. Police said she suffered "multiple fractures" to her lower extremities. Her condition was unknown.
The other driver, Andrzej Faron, 18, of Riverhead, was transported by Riverhead Ambulance to Peconic Bay Medical Center with minor injuries, according to police.
Police said Turano, driving a 2004 Toyota Matrix, was headed westbound on Sound Avenue when he drifted into the oncoming lane and collided with the 2000 Nissan Altima being driven eastbound by Faron.
Both vehicles sustained "heavy front-end damage," police said.