UPDATE: Smithtown Motorcyclist Critically Injured in Daly Road Crash

Stephen Peragine, 54, was airlifted to Stony Brook Medical Center were he is listed in critical condition, Suffolk Police say.


Updated at 5:45 p.m.: Suffolk Police identified the driver of the motorcycle as Stephen Peragine, 54, of Smithtown. 

A Smithtown motorcyclist is in critical condition after an accident on Daly Road Thursday afternoon.

Suffolk County police said a 911 call was received reporting a motorcyclist accident on Daly Road near Commack at 12:50 p.m. Thursday.

Stephen Peragine, 54, was driving a 2000 Harley-Davidson motorcyle southeast on Daly Road, 200 feet north of Blacksmith Lane, when he lost control of the bike and crashed into a tree on the opposite side of the roadway. 

Peragine was airlifted via Suffolk County helicopter to Stony Brook Medical Center, where he is in critical condition. The Dix Hills Fire Department also responded to the crash. 

Police have impounded the motorcycle for a safety check. 

The accident caused Daly Road to be temporarily closed in both directions on Thursday afternoon. 

Paul L. June 28, 2012 at 08:19 PM
I hate to complain but this piece would have my English teacher rolling in his grave.
Frank Imburgio June 28, 2012 at 08:27 PM
Then don't complain. Local coverage hours after the event with photos. Thank you patch.
Paul L. June 28, 2012 at 08:48 PM
Speed doesn't have to mean a sacrifice in quality. I like reading the Patch but the writing errors just caught my eye.
Paul L. June 28, 2012 at 08:51 PM
I notice that the article has been updated. Good job.
Kelly June 28, 2012 at 08:53 PM
I was the one to call 911, I stayed by his side. I will never forget the look in his eyes. My thoughts and prayers go out to him and his family
Amanda Lindner (Editor) June 28, 2012 at 09:20 PM
Thanks for keeping us on our toes Paul. Sometimes things slip when we're trying to get the news out right away. We definitely appreciate the extra pair of eyes. Thanks for being understanding Frank. We're getting an update now and will soon report the latest information. Kelly, we're glad to have good samaritans like you as our neighbors.
Kelly June 28, 2012 at 09:50 PM
Thank you for the update Patch!!! I cant stop thinking about this tragedy. Hang in there Stephen!!! Im praying for you!!!
Sharon Putyra June 28, 2012 at 10:45 PM
God bless you Kelly for your compassion to someone in their moment of need. On my way to Stony Brook to donate blood. Here's to a fast recovery for this young man.
Denise Phillips June 28, 2012 at 11:48 PM
I read this story through my cousin Kelly who was there with him. My heart and prayer's go out to him, from one biker to another, God bless you Stephen and I pray for a full speedy recovery for you.
Kelly June 29, 2012 at 12:17 AM
To the Peragine Family.... My heart aches for you all
Paul L. June 29, 2012 at 12:24 AM
My comment had NOTHING to do with the subject of the accident but I understand that you're under a lot of stress. Coincidentally, it turns out that I think I know your Dad. Did he attend Old Farms elementary school? Best wishes to him for a speedy recovery.
Dawn June 29, 2012 at 12:24 AM
To the Peragine family and Stephen, you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Stephen, you are strong and will get through this.
Paul L. June 29, 2012 at 12:26 AM
My comment was not meant as an insult but the piece did look rather unprofessional. Thanks for the understanding.
CommackMom June 29, 2012 at 12:47 AM
It's interesting to observe how some people react during life and death situations. It's interesting to observe what people deem so important at such a stressful time. Indeed, interesting dynamics are at work.
Gabrielle Peragine June 29, 2012 at 01:09 AM
Thank you Kelly you will never know how much it means to me that you stayed with my dad, I (and the rest of my family) truly appreciate it
Tina June 29, 2012 at 02:34 AM
I really hope your dad is ok. I also pulled over and called for help. We can't stop thinking about him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Tina
Teri Sheehan June 29, 2012 at 03:33 AM
Gabrielle, is there anything we can do? I noticed someone was donating blood. Does your Dad need blood? Praying for your Dad and the entire Peragine family. Love, the Sheehans
Aimee June 29, 2012 at 03:46 AM
Uncle Stephen I hope u get Better soon we r all thinking of u n love u please get better soon...love Aimee Frankie Kevin n Nicolas
matt June 29, 2012 at 05:47 AM
I also was there. I work at the hamlet golf course right. My prayers go out to the family. Speedy recover Stephen.
matt June 29, 2012 at 06:42 AM
Kelly just wanted to say what a great job u did.
Gabrielle Peragine June 29, 2012 at 07:24 PM
If anyone wants to donate blood for my dad we have a blood bank set up for him here at stony brook
Dawn June 29, 2012 at 08:01 PM
Gabrielle, do you have to be a certain blood type to donate for your dad? Please let me know. Dawn
Kelly June 29, 2012 at 08:09 PM
Gabrielle... I just reposted ur comment on my facebook and asked everyone to spread the word. Do u know ur fathers blood type and the hours in which we can donate?
Amanda Lindner (Editor) June 29, 2012 at 08:20 PM
Hi Gabrielle, I'd like to write up a story on Patch to tell people about the blood bank. Please contact me at amanda.lindner@patch.com or 631-374-9884. Thank you. Amanda, Editor of Half Hollow Hills Patch
Kathleen cassese June 29, 2012 at 09:16 PM
Keeping your family in our prayers!
Randy July 01, 2012 at 12:14 PM
I live on Blacksmith. When I left my home it looked to me like the SCPD and volunteers of the DHFD saved his life as they do everyday. Have not seen a single thanks to them so from me, thanks SCPD and DHFD and also best wishes and god bless Steven and his family.
col July 01, 2012 at 05:03 PM
Thanks to Kelly for stopping and calling 911.prayers to Steven and his family!!!
Paul L. July 01, 2012 at 09:00 PM
How is your Dad doing?


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