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Cops: DWI motorcyclist pins self under car

Nassau County police and members of the South

Nassau County police and members of the South Farmingdale Fire Department respond Saturday morning to a motorcycle crash on Merritts Road and Motor Avenue in South Farmingdale. Nikolas Thomaidis, 22, of North Massapequa, who police say was driving while intoxicated, crashed and became pinned underneath a parked car. (May 5, 2012) Credit: Paul Mazza

A 22-year-old motorcyclist was seriously injured early Saturday morning after he crashed -- splitting his bike in two -- and became pinned under a parked car in South Farmingdale, Nassau County police said.

Nikolas Thomaidis of North Massapequa is in the intensive care unit at Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow, and charged with driving while intoxicated, police said.

The high-speed crash occurred at 1:20 a.m. on Merritts Road and Motor Avenue, police said. Thomaidis was thrown from the red Kawasaki motorcycle onto the front yard of a house and became trapped under a tan Chevy Malibu parked in the driveway, police said.

Nassau County police and the South Farmingdale Fire Department responded, police said. Firefighters used rescue tools to lift the car off Thomaidis.

Merritts Road was closed for several hours for the investigation, police said.

Thomaidis was scheduled to be arraigned Saturday at his hospital bed, police said.


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