Shirley, NY (July 2, 2020) – A motorcyclist, identified as Robert Engel, 52, of Northport, was seriously injured in a collision caused by an intoxicated driver on Wednesday evening, July 1st. The accident occurred at around 6:00 p.m. along William Floyd Parkway in the town of Shirley.
Authorities said that Engel was riding his motorcycle when he was struck from behind by a Toyota that fled the scene. Emergency responders arrived at the crash site and transported Engel to a nearby hospital with severe injuries. His current condition has not been reported.
Police officers caught up to the driver of the Toyota, identified as 36-year-old Thomas Dudley, of Mastic Beach, and placed him under arrest for DWI, as well as other charges.
Our thoughts are with Robert Engel and his family at this time. We hope for his full recovery.
Motorcycle Accidents in New York
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