Sayville man injured in motorcycle crash

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A 49-year-old Sayville man was seriously injured Monday evening after his motorcycle collided with a car in Ronkonkoma.

Michael Sweeny was riding a 2007 Harley-Davidson southbound on Smithtown Avenue when he was struck by a 2011 Audi near Railroad Avenue in Ronkonkoma about 7:53 p.m., police said. Melissa Dipaola, who was driving the Audi, made a left turn from westbound Railroad Avenue onto southbound Smithtown Avenue and hit Sweeny's motorcycle, police said.

Police are investigating the cause of the crash. No arrests were made.

Sweeny was taken by Suffolk police helicopter to Stony Brook University Hospital, where he was listed in serious condition, police said. Dipaola, 29, of Lake Grove, was also transported to Stony Brook, where she was treated for minor non-life-threatening injuries.

Police impounded both vehicles for safety checks.

This story has been changed to correct the spelling of Michael Sweeny's name.

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