Teen Seriously Injured in Shirley Dirt Bike Crash
By JOHN WALTHERS, Senior Correspondent | October 18, 2020 | NEW YORK
Story No. 101920122
Photo by John Walthers- Suffolk Fire PhotosBrookhaven Firefighters, Shirley Ambulance and SCPD all operated at this dirt bike crash on 10/18/20 that seriously injured a teenager.
Photo by John Walthers- Suffolk Fire PhotosThe scene of a serious crash in Shirley NY on October 18th.
Photo by John Walthers- Suffolk Fire PhotosBrookhaven firefighters work quickly to clean up this crash scene and make it safe before turning it over to police.
Photo by John Walthers- Suffolk Fire PhotosA dirt bike on the ground on the side of the road after being hit.
Photo by John Walthers- Suffolk Fire PhotosShirley EMS personnel quickly lead the injured dirt bike rider into an ambulance for transport to a local hospital.
Photo by John Walthers- Suffolk Fire PhotosA police officer Examines the crashed dirtbike.
Shirley, NY - On October 18th at about 5:20 P.M., the Suffolk County 9-1-1 dispatch center activated the Shirley Ambulance Company and Brookhaven FD for a report of a motor vehicle crash on Victory Ave., near the Sunrise Hwy. entrance ramp. Police and Shirley EMS personnel arrived first and found a two-vehicle crash involving a dirt bike, with the rider still down on the ground.
Under the command of Station One Lieutenant John Hodge, firefighters went to work securing the scene and cleaning up fluids. Rescues 3 and 4, and Engine 9 responded into the scene and made quick work making sure speedy dry was put down and that the BMW that hit the motorcycle was secured. Fire Police shut down Victory Ave. heading west while firefighters and EMS operated until an additional police sector car became available to take that post.
The 19-year-old dirt bike rider was taken by ambulance to Long Island Community Hospital with serious injuries. The road was closed for several hours for a crime scene investigation, and both vehicles were impounded for safety checks.
This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.