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Motorcyclist seriously injured in Commack crash, police say

A motorcycle and a car collided at the

A motorcycle and a car collided at the intersection of Jericho Turnpike and Indian Head Road in Commack on Sunday night. Photo Credit: Christopher Sabella

A Dix Hills man was seriously injured in a motorcycle crash in Commack on Sunday night, police said.

The motorcyclist, Gino Macchio, 25, was taken to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore with serious injuries, Suffolk County police said in a news release. The driver of a 2006 Honda, Thomas Canale, 26, of Massapequa, was taken to Huntington Hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening.

Canale was driving east on Jericho Turnpike when he tried to make a left turn onto northbound Indian Head Road around 8 p.m., police said. The Honda collided with Macchio, who was riding a 2018 Harley Davidson motorcycle west on Jericho Turnpike.

A passenger in the Honda was not injured, police said. Both vehicles were impounded for safety checks and the investigation continues.


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