ISLANDIA, LONG ISLAND – Two motorcyclists were killed in separate accidents on Long Island roads over the past week.
LongIsland.com reports the first incident happened on the Long Island Expressway near Old Nichols Road in Islandia on Sunday afternoon. Suffolk County Police said 62-year-old H. Reaves was driving a Suzuki motorcycle east on the LIE at high speed when he struck the back of a Toyota Prius at 3:24 p.m., causing the Prius to veer into a concrete divider.
Reaves was pronounced dead after being taken to Stony Brook University Hospital by a police helicopter. The 72-year-old driver of the Toyota and a 71-year-old passenger in the car were hospitalized with injuries that were not life-threatening.
The vehicles involved were impounded for safety checks. Suffolk County Police Fourth Squad detectives are investigating the accident.
The other crash occurred in the area of Northern Boulevard and Beech Drive in Roslyn Tuesday morning, according to Newsday.
Nassau County police said a 25-year-old motorcycle rider was involved in a collision with a box truck. The motorcycle rider, whose identity was not released, was pronounced dead at an area hospital.
The driver of the box truck stayed at the crash scene and was not immediately charged.
Northern Boulevard was shut down between Beech and Wittes Lanes for several hours.
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