SUFFOLK COUNTY, NY- Patch.com writes that a motorcyclist was killed in a crash in Suffolk County this week. The nighttime wreck involved two motorcycles and a 2006 Jeep Liberty that was heading southbound in Mastic.
Reports indicate that the Jeep was traveling southbound on Manor Road and that the driver then tried to make a left turn onto Eleanor Avenue. The Jeep entered the path of two motorcycles that were traveling through the intersection at the time.
The first of the two motorcycles crashed into the Jeep, while the second motorcyclist fell off of his or her vehicle, which then also crashed into the Jeep. Both motorcycles subsequently caught fire.
The victim on the first motorcycle, identified as a 31-year-old man from Mastic, was rushed to the Long Island Community Hospital, where he was declared dead. The other motorcyclist, a 35-year-old Mastic resident, suffered injuries and was transported to the same hospital for treatment.
The driver of the Jeep, identified as a Manorville woman, did not suffer injuries in the collision. A passenger in the Jeep was also unharmed in the wreck.
Police are asking for anyone with information regarding the tragic crash to come forward and report to the Seventh Squad.
Sadly, motorcycle crashes are often caused by left-turning drivers who fail to keep a lookout for oncoming motorcycles before they start to turn. Safety experts say it is important for motorcyclists to keep a careful watch for drivers who are waiting to turn. Motorcyclists should be ready to brake if the car starts to move. The best way to reduce the risk of being killed is to slow down.
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