Motorcyclist Critically Injured in Crash

A motorcyclist was critically injured in a collision with an SUV in East Northport Saturday afternoon, Suffolk County police said.

The motorcyclist was  operating a 1998 BMW motorcycle westbound on Clay Pitts Road when he collided with a 2005 Toyota SUV attempting to make a left turn from eastbound Clay Pitts Road, onto northbound Oakledge Drive at approximately 2:25 p.m.

The 51-year-old East Northport motorcyclist was transported by Suffolk County Police helicopter in critical condition.  His name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Joseph Pavone, 56, of Smithtown was transported to Huntington Hospital for minor injuries. Both vehicles were impounded for safety checks.

The investigation is continuing, anyone with information is asked to call Second Squad detectives at (631) 854-8252.

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