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Sep 11, 2012 10:02 AMPublication: The East Hampton Press

Cops: Motorcyclist In North Haven Crash Listed As 'Grave'

Sep 11, 2012 10:36 AM

A motorcyclist airlifted to the hospital last week after a crash in North Haven was listed in grave condition, Southampton Town Police said on Monday.

Santiago V. Velay, 34, of North Bay Village, Florida, lost control of his 2000 Honda motorcycle and rear-ended a 2003 Jeep Liberty on Ferry Road, also known as State Route 114, near Fresh Pond Road at about 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 5, police said. Both vehicles were traveling north.

Town Police said emergency workers were called to the scene at 7:05 p.m., following a call from a passing motorist who reported that the motorcyclist was lying in the road and was unresponsive.

Mr. Velay was transported via Suffolk County Police Medevac to Stony Brook University Hospital, where he was still being treated this week, police said.

The operator of the Jeep, whom officers did not identify, was uninjured. There were no passengers in the Jeep.

Both the motorcycle and the Jeep were impounded by police for safety checks. Police said they do not expect to file criminal charges.

A portion of Ferry Road was closed immediately following the crash.

An investigation of the accident is continuing and police ask anyone with information to call detectives at 702-2230.

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Guess they're still waiting for family members to be notified...Hope he's OK, whoever he is.
By Arnold Timer (321), Sag Harbor on Sep 8, 12 11:59 AM
Any updates?
By johnnyhampton (81), Southampton on Sep 8, 12 6:55 PM
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By Arnold Timer (321), Sag Harbor on Sep 10, 12 8:11 PM
My comment was a quote from another local news outlet who actually bothered to update this story. It was properly attributed so not sure what the issue is...

If you're interested in the update it's pretty easy to find. Hint: A pirate wears one on his eye.
By Arnold Timer (321), Sag Harbor on Sep 11, 12 9:50 AM
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For an unknown reason - the Press detests any and all references to other news outlets. Guess they don't like being shown up? I'm not sure but it's an weird policy.
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on Sep 11, 12 9:56 AM
Lately , it's not hard to show up the press .... last week it was reported someone got hit by a car in Springs ... and that was it ... very poor follow up to a lot of stories .
By AndersEn (169), Southampton on Sep 11, 12 5:28 PM
Anders, I am sorry to say I have to agree. I've lived in Southampton Town for almost 30 years and have always read the SH Press; first in print and later online. It certainly seems that lately they put up these big headlines and 24 hours later forget the story was ever printed. As a reader I am baffled as to how the editorial staff can just "forget" about a story. In contrast some of the extremely small web news sources with 1 or 2 people on staff have more new daily content and much quicker updates ...more
By Arnold Timer (321), Sag Harbor on Sep 11, 12 6:27 PM
Maybe the folks at the Press have better things to do ?
By AndersEn (169), Southampton on Sep 13, 12 4:31 PM