A motorcyclist that was airlifted last week after losing control of his vehicle and rear ending a car driving in front of him on Route 114 in North Haven is still being treated at Stony Brook University Medical Center and according to Southampton Town Police is listed in “grave condition.”
Santiago V. Velay, 34, of Florida was identified as the driver of the motorcycle on Monday morning.
According to Southampton Town Police Velay collided with another driver on Route 114 at Fresh Pond Road in North Haven on Wednesday, September 5.
According to Southampton Town Police, around 7:05 p.m. they received a call from a passing motorist reporting an accident in North Haven. Police said the caller stated a motorcyclist was down in the roadway and was not moving. Southampton Town Police Officers and Sag Harbor Police Department Officers were dispatched to the scene as well as the Sag Harbor Ambulance personnel. The Sag Harbor Fire Department and Southampton Town Police Traffic Control Officers were also dispatched to the scene to assist with a road closure while the accident was being investigated.
The investigation revealed that Velay was operating a 2000 Honda motorcycle northbound on Route 114 when he struck a 2003 Jeep Liberty that was also being operated northbound on 114. The operator and sole occupant of the Jeep was not injured. Velay was transported by Suffolk County Police Department Helicopter to Stony Brook University Hospital.
The accident closed the Lance Corporal Haerter Veterans Memorial Bridge for several hours. Both vehicles were impounded to the Southampton Town Police Headquarters for safety checks. The accident remains under investigation by Southampton Town Police Detectives.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Southampton Town Police Detective Division at 631-702-2230.