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Bicyclist Avoids Serious Injury in Route 25A Accident

The bicyclist was taken to Stony Brook University Medical Center for minor injuries.

A bicyclist avoided serious injury Thursday eveing after being struck by a car on Route 25A in Smithtown.

According to a Suffolk County Police officer at the scene, a bicyclist was struck by a 1999 Jeep on Route 25A across from St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center at roughly 5:30 p.m. The bicyclist, whose name was not disclosed, was taken to Stony Brook University Medical Center to be treated for minor injuries.

Police did not disclose the name of the driver.

smithtown_athlete October 05, 2012 at 05:37 PM
dont blame the bicyclist for riding their bike on a bike route in a dedicated bike lane. blame the driver that was under the influence and swerved through the bike lane onto the grass and was arrested on scene for intoxication.
dancer 35 October 05, 2012 at 07:31 PM
I completely agree with "Smithtown Athlete." The problem here is the drunk driver and not the cyclist.
Lauri October 05, 2012 at 07:45 PM
I agree - this hospital is horrible. Not enough room here to get into why - but they are the worst!
Lauri October 05, 2012 at 07:47 PM
I believe that I have seen signs that designates 25A as a bike route. Its as bad as Old Northport Road being a bike route too - huge trucks going zooming by and some of the turns on that road are blind turns. Im suprised someone hasnt been seriously hurt there too!
Jeanine A. October 05, 2012 at 09:42 PM
I concur... St Catherine's is terrible is the emergency medicine department. They disregarded the heart attack I was having at the time and told me to stand in the waiting room and "wait with the rest of them, We'll call you when it's your turn"... good stuff. Good thing I have a cardiologist in the family that lead me in the right direction in my emergency situation and i went elsewhere to help avoid permanent damage

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