Smithtown Motorcyclist Critically Injured in Crash

Police say Stephen Peragine, 54, lost control of his motorcycle and hit a tree in East Northport.

A Smithtown motorcyclist is in critical condition after an accident on Daly Road Thursday afternoon.

Suffolk County police said a 911 call was received reporting a motorcyclist accident on Daly Road near Commack at 12:50 p.m. Thursday.

Stephen Peragine, 54, was driving a 2000 Harley-Davidson motorcyle southeast on Daly Road in Commack, 200 feet north of Blacksmith Lane, when he lost control of the bike and crashed into a tree on the opposite side of the roadway. 

Peragine was airlifted via Suffolk County helicopter to Stony Brook Medical Center, where he is in critical condition. The Dix Hills Fire Department also responded to the crash. 

Police have impounded the motorcycle for a safety check. 

The accident caused Daly Road to be temporarily closed in both directions on Thursday afternoon. 

littleShamrock June 29, 2012 at 01:31 PM
My prayers are with his family at this difficult time.
Nick Metrowsky June 29, 2012 at 06:38 PM
I grew up a block north of Daly Road. So, unless things changed in a major way in the past 10 years, the stretch of Daly Road from Commack Road to Larkfield Road/Hauppaugue Road ("the triangle") is a twisting, turning, narrow road. It is a bit better from there to Jericho Turnpike, but not by much. With trees and little clearance on both sides of the road. Going the speed limit (30 in most places) is pushing the limit. If someone is not familiar with this road they can get in trouble quickly. From the photos, it looks like this accident happened near the golf course and the airlift took place from Wicks Road Park. It is sad that another life has been claimed by this road; one of many over the years.
DaddyGuru June 29, 2012 at 09:47 PM
steve ,we feel for you and your family ,from your old 3 wheeler buddy
DaddyGuru June 29, 2012 at 11:12 PM
0 negative blood needed for Steve ,if so inclined contact stony brook hospital blood bank


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