Motorcyclist seriously injured in motor vehicle crash

Motorcyclist seriously injured in motor vehicle crash

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Suffolk County Police Seventh Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that seriously injured a motorcyclist on Sept. 16 in Shirley. 

Joseph Rota was operating a 2020 Aprilia motorcycle northbound on River Road when the motorcycle collided with a southbound 2017 Acura that was turning left onto Crestwood Drive at 1:58 p.m. 

Rota, 50, of West Islip, was transported via Shirley Ambulance to Stony Brook University Hospital for treatment of serious but non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the Acura, Carol Milazzo-Direnzo, 71, of East Yaphank, was not injured.  

The motorcycle and the Acura were impounded for safety checks. 

Anyone with information on the crash is asked to contact the Seventh Squad at 631-852-8752. 


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