Unlicensed driver crashes into motorcyclist in North Patchogue

NORTH PATCHOGUE, NY (OnSachem.com / OnTownMedia.com) — An unlicensed driver attempting to make a turn crashed into and seriously injured an oncoming motorcyclist, according to the Suffolk County Police.

The accident happened at about 7:30 p.m. Saturday in North Patchogue at the intersection of North Ocean Avenue (County Route 83) and Shaber Road. 

According to a police announcement, “Edisson Chocho-Uzho was driving a 2010 Acura southbound on North Ocean Avenue, attempted to make a left turn onto eastbound Shaber Road when the vehicle collided with a Kawasaki motorcycle traveling northbound on North Ocean Avenue.”

The driver of the motorcycle — whose identity is being withheld pending notification of next of kin — was taken by ambulance to Stony Brook University Hospital with serious injuries, police said.

Chocho-Uzho, 24, of Patchogue, and a 23-year-old passenger in the vehicle were both transported to Long Island Community Hospital in East Patchogue for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, according to police.

Police said Chocho-Uzho was issued a summons for Driving without a License and that the motorcycle and vehicle were impounded for safety checks.

Anyone with information about the crash to contact the Fifth Squad in Patchogue at 631-854-8552.

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