James Antonelli was operating a 2008 Harley Davidson motorcycle eastbound on Pine Aire Drive, east of Manatuck Boulevard, when the motorcycle was struck by a motor vehicle that drove out of a 7-Eleven parking lot at approximately 10:47 p.m.Saturday, April 27, Suffolk County Police said.
Antonelli was thrown into the westbound lane where he was struck by a 2004 Mercury sedan, according to police. The Mercury was driven by a 54-year-old Bay Shore woman who stopped and remained at the scene. The first motor vehicle, described as a black four-door sedan, fled westbound on Pine Aire Boulevard.
Antonelli, of Bay Shore, was transported to Southside Hospital. The vehicles were impounded for safety checks.
Detectives are asking anyone with information on this crash to call the Third Squad at 631-854-8352 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.
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