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One Dead in W. Babylon Motorcycle Crash

A man was killed when his motorcycle collided with another car on Great East Neck Road on Friday.

A Lindenhurst man is dead following a two-vehicle accident on Great East Neck Road in West Babylon on Friday afternoon, according to police.

Suffolk County Police said Doris Wagner, 68, of West Babylon, was attempting to make a left turn from the northbound lane on Great East Neck Road into the parking lot of East Neck Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, located at 134 Great East Neck Road, when her 2002 Nissan Maxima collided with a 2011 Suzuki motorcycle heading southbound on the roadway at around 4 p.m.

The driver of the motorcycle, John Hart, 36, of Lindenhurst, was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip where he was pronounced dead.

One reader told Patch nurses from the nursing center rushed out following the crash and cared for Hart until ambulances could arrive.

Wagner did not sustain serious injures.

Both vehicles were impounded for safety checks and a police are continuing the investigation. Detectives are asking anyone with information on the crash to contact the First Squad at 631-854-8152.

Tim E April 07, 2013 at 04:55 PM
When are we going to begin retesting drivers?
Timothy Noonan April 08, 2013 at 03:39 AM
This accident occurred in a 20 mph school zone, when are people going to observe the speed limit?
Hugo Fitz April 08, 2013 at 11:57 PM
I love being told motorcycles are unsafe when you have drivers making left turns into oncoming traffic.
Timothy Noonan April 09, 2013 at 12:10 AM
When the oncoming traffic is very likely exceeding the posted speed limit by 25 to 30 mph, the unsafe condition is driver/rider induced.
Melissa June 04, 2013 at 11:32 PM
I want people who did not know my brother to keep there mouths SHUT!! That woman DESTROYED MY FAMILY FOREVER....And the family we had you could all only wish for!!!

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