December 10, 2012
Motorcyclist Killed in Motor Vehicle Crash
Suffolk County Police First Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that killed a motorcyclist in North Babylon.
The 28 year old male was operating his 2006 Suzuki motorcycle eastbound on Sunrise Highway, at a high rate of speed, when he attempted to change lanes. His motorcycle struck the rear of a 2003 International flatbed tow truck, and the motorcyclist was ejected onto the roadway. He was then run over by an eastbound vehicle whose driver did not stop.
The victim, of Glenmore Avenue, Brentwood, was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip where he was pronounced dead. The driver of the flatbed, a 54 year old male of Newham Avenue, Brentwood, was not injured in the crash.
The motorcycle was impounded for safety checks, and the tow truck was examined at the scene by the Suffolk County Police Motor Carrier Safety Unit.