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Cops: Motorcyclist, SUV crash in Dix Hills

The Dix Hills Fire Department responds to a

The Dix Hills Fire Department responds to a motorcycle accident on Wolf Hill Road near the entrance to the Northern State Parkway in Dix Hills Wednesday night. (July 17, 2013) Photo Credit: Steve Silverman

A 35-year-old Mineola man was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital with "serious" but nonlife-threatening injuries after his motorcycle collided with a sport utility vehicle in Dix Hills late Wednesday night, police and fire officials said.

The identity of the motorcyclist was not released. His condition was unavailable early Thursday.

Suffolk County police said the crash occurred at about 10:10 p.m. on Wolf Hill Road near the entrance to the Northern State Parkway. Police said the collision occurred when the SUV, a 2004 GMC Denali driven by a 44-year-old woman from Rockville Centre, turned left in front of the motorcycle in an attempt to enter the parkway.

The SUV driver was not injured, officials said, adding that she was not charged.

Dix Hills Fire Department Chief Thomas Magno said about 25 volunteer firefighters and emergency personnel, including the Dix Hills Rescue Squad, responded to the scene and later took the motorcyclist to a landing zone at Half Hollow Hills High School West for transport to Stony Brook.

The motorcyclist suffered serious head injuries and trauma, the fire official told Newsday.

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