Huntington Teen Seriously Injured in Dirt Bike Crash

A Huntington teenager was seriously injured Sunday afternoon in a crash involving two dirt bikes, Suffolk police said.

Christopher Schmidt, 13, of Huntington was riding his dirt bike over a ramp and his rear tire struck Michael Morelle, who was picking up his bike, in the face at approximately 12:45 p.m.  The accident  occurred at 10th Street Motocross in Ronkonkoma.

Schmidt airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital for treatment of serious injuries. Morelle, 18, of Massapequa Park, was taken by the Lakeland Fire Department to the same hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Suffolk County Police Fifth Squad detectives are investigating the crash.

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