Update: Injured motorcyclist in critical condition at Stony Brook

03/25/2014 9:30 AM |
Southold Town police investigate the scene of Thursday morning's crash. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Southold Town police investigate the scene of Thursday morning’s crash. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Update: Injured motorcyclist Patrick Lonergram of St. James was listed as being in critical condition Tuesday at Stony Brook Hospital, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Original story: A St. James motorcyclist suffered “serious” injuries after he was struck by a sedan that drove in his path on Route 48 in Mattituck Thursday morning, Southold Town police said.

He was airlifted to Stony Brook University hospital. An update on his condition was not immediately available.

The crash happened just after 10:30 a.m. at the intersection of Route 48 and Wickham Avenue, where Lucretia Kramer, 85, of Mattituck — who was headed west in a 1999 Oldsmobile on Route 48 — attempted to make a left turn onto Wickham Avenue, according to a police report.

At the same time, 56-year-old Patrick Lonergan was riding his 2013 Harley Davidson motorcycle eastbound, police said. Ms. Kramer failed to yield for the motorcyclist and crashed into him in the eastbound lane, police said.

The motorcycle ended up pinned between the car and a utility police at the intersection’s southeast corner.

Fire police closed Route 48 eastbound and Wickham Avenue northbound past Hill Street as police and EMTs raced to the scene.

Mr. Lonergan was treated by Mattituck Fire Department rescue volunteers and taken by county police helicopter to the hospital.

Ms. Kramer and her passenger, 71-year-old Barbara Judge of Brooklyn, were taken to Peconic Bay Medical Center by Mattituck and Cutchogue ambulances after they complained of neck pain, authorities said.

Ms. Kramer will be issued traffic violations for failing to yield the right of way and violating restrictions on her driver’s license. Police would not say what the restrictions on her license were.

Both vehicles were impounded and Southold police are still investigating the crash.

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Emergency crews on the scene of a 10:30 a.m. crash in Mattituck Thursday. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Emergency crews on the scene of a 10:30 a.m. crash in Mattituck Thursday. (Credit: Paul Squire)

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