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Motorcycle MVA in Shirley Sends Two to Trauma Center

By JOHN WALTHERS, Senior Correspondent | August 07, 2021 | NEW YORK

Story No. 081521102

SHIRLEY, NY – On Saturday, August 7th, just after 4:00 P.M., the Mastic FD along with Mastic and Shirley Ambulance were activated for a motorcycle crash with one person reported unconscious on Grand Ave., between William Floyd Parkway and Forest Ave.

On arrival, PD confirmed that a motorcycle was struck by another vehicle. Suffolk Police 7th Precinct officers requested aviation started for a MedEvac at Brookhaven Airport.

Shirley Ambulance First Responder (5-38-83) and Ambulance 18 arrived on scene and went to work checking the motorcyclist, who was conscious. Mastic FD Engine 1’s crew, under the command of Chief Rudy Sunderman, also assisted with duties as needed.

A MedEvac landing zone was in the process of being established at Brookhaven airport by other FD assets as well as the NAT center, however the motorcyclist became combative at the scene while EMS tried to evaluate and treat his injuries and it was determined that ground transport to Stony Brook University Hospital would be used instead.

A female patient, who was a passenger, was also treated on scene by Mastic Ambulance and Ridge FD EMS. She too was taken to Stony Brook by Mastic Ambulance, according to officials.

The scene was turned over to Suffolk Police after the patients were transported, and the MedEvac was returned to base.

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.