Update: 72-year-old man injured in Route 48 motorcycle crash

08/16/2012 5:29 PM |

GIANNA VOLPE PHOTO | Route 48 remained closed between Alvah’s Lane and Cox lane in Cutchogue late Thursday afternoon.

A Southold man was operating his 2003 Harley Davidson motorcycle eastbound on County Road 48 when he tried to avoid another vehicle and lost control Thursday afternoon, Southold Town Police said.

Joseph Monaco, 72, of Southold lost control of the motorcycle while attempting to avoid a collision with a vehicle that failed to stop at a stop sign at the Depot Lane intersection just before 4 p.m, police said.

Mr. Monaco suffered undisclosed injuries after he was thrown from his motorcycle. He was airlifted by Suffolk County Police Aviation to Stony Brook University Hospital for medical treatment, police said.