UPDATE: Motorcycle Driver Remains in Critical, But Stable Condition at NUMC

The woman is in critical condition at NUMC.

A woman was injured in a motorcycle accident that happened at approximately 5:30 p.m. Wednesday evening on North Jerusalem Road near Bruce Drive in East Meadow.

As of 9 a.m. Friday, the woman remains in "critical, but stable condition" in intensive care unit, according to Shelley Lotenberg, director of public affairs at NUMC.

According to one witness, who chose not to be identified, the woman was cut off by a school bus while traveling westbound on North Jerusalem Road. She then crashed her motorcycle into a parked Nissan Xterra and was catapulted onto the pavement.

"It didn't look good," the witness said.

Emily Wood, 22, was sitting in her car when she heard a loud noise, and she looked outside to see the motorcycle on the ground and the woman bleeding from her head.

"I called 911," Wood said. "When they arrived, they said she had lost her pulse, but she eventually got it back."

Police shut down North Jerusalem Road between Bruce Drive and Cynthia Drive to contain the scene, and the police are encouraging motorists to use alternative routes.

This is a breaking news story, and Patch will update it as more information becomes available.

Karen March 03, 2011 at 04:16 PM
I'd like to know who the woman was and if her family was notified and got to the hospital and if she lived through the night. It happened right next door in the short time my friend and I went out to get my elderly mother her favorite burger for dinner. In that short time a life nearly transpired and so much commotion occurred and we could not get into the house because of the police investigation. Finally, we were advised to walk across the street and around the scene and back to the house, where my mother was waiting. The stories I was getting were changing moment to moment, and finally I got the right story from a neighbor, which matches your story. The Patch was quick to get the story out. Kudos to The Patch!
Michael Ganci (Editor) March 04, 2011 at 03:23 PM
Thank you for the compliments Karen! I have not yet gotten notification on the name of the victim, but she is listed in critical but stable condition, according to NUMC's head of public affairs.
alex March 05, 2011 at 03:46 AM
im her boy friend would love to talk to any one that was their alex 516 351 0292 i was with her min, before her accident
Michael Ganci (Editor) March 05, 2011 at 04:26 AM
Alex, We wish her a speedy recovery. Thanks for reading. Mike
Karen March 06, 2011 at 05:03 AM
My neighbor's house was the best one in such a tragic accident, because she is one of the finest people around, and she happens to be an very experienced cardiac nurse, and the face the young woman crashed onto her sidewalk and lawn was lucky for her. Had the neighbor's daughter, who is a great young woman in her own right, and had the neighbor not been there at the moment of impact, they would not have called 911 immediately as they did. I was not home, and I don't think anyone else would have seen what happened, other than someone across the street who saw a school bus cut her off, causing the accident. Whether it was a No. Bellmore school bus or an East Meadow school bus, I don't know. My heart and prayers for the woman's full recovery goes out to her and her family and friends. It breaks my heart to know she had died and was brought back to life in front of the neighbor's eyes and I am glad the EMS workers are as competent as they are. My mother was saved by a firefighter and EMS workers when she had an major car accident several years ago. If not for them we could stand no chance of survival in some instances.
M March 06, 2011 at 08:37 PM
I appreciate your concern Karen. I am best friends with Kathleen, "Kat" as she is known to her friends. As far as Kathleen's comment: She wouldn't know who Kat's boyfriend is and I would appreciate it if the comments that are put on this post is positive. I for one will not tolerate ANYONE talking about Kat or "assuming" they know about her life. I hope this is the last time I will need to address this..
alex March 06, 2011 at 08:49 PM
to her neigbor kathleen Abitabile kat will not be happy what ur saying about me you should check with her family her mom wich is her best friend is staying at her house before you post comments like that her friends can also fill you on sounds like your not as close to her as you make it seem if you want to discuss this my number on previous commets
pt March 07, 2011 at 12:14 AM
I have to say I am an innocent bystander concerned for this person you know as "KAT", but to Kathleen, I did read your comments that since your last post, has been deleted. You did write to "Alex" that he must be an acquantince or a friend from the bar and that you had seen a "John" parked by this woman's house...so as someone looking in for the first time, I can understand the reason for the recent posts..My personal prayers go out to this woman and her family, and I do agree with this "M" person that we should speak of everything positive..God Bless...
cheryl johnsen March 07, 2011 at 12:22 AM
My love to you always Kat i will never leave your side!!!!GOD BLESS
Dawn Kennedy March 07, 2011 at 01:48 AM
Hey!! If you think you know Kathleen you dont because I know her boyfriends name is Alex, its not John anymore and if you want to know anymore info I am her sister-in-law and if you have anyhting else to say just pray and dont talk about anyone on this especially her boyfriend that is there constantly and cares about her deeply...Dawn!!
Dawn Kennedy March 07, 2011 at 01:50 AM
just keep her in your prayers......
Dawn Kennedy March 07, 2011 at 01:53 AM
pray for my aunt....jennna
Dawn Kennedy March 07, 2011 at 01:56 AM
this is Kathleens mother please please just keep on praying for my daughter. this is not for gossip this is for prayer. right now we just need everyone to pray for her. she is my daughter i should know alex is her boyfriend, please do not spread rumors. i am speaking from my daughter in law's profile, this is her mother mary.
Dawn Kennedy March 07, 2011 at 02:51 AM
I think I know who you are M and if anyone knows anything I think it would be you.....No I know it would be you....Dawn
kat March 07, 2011 at 08:44 AM
I really meant no harm, when i left for vacation kat and john were together we only got back the day before the accident so i am sorry i did not know she was dating a Alex. Mary both you and Bill know i love your daughter and grandkids i only wrote on this wall so people would pray. Sorry if it was taken out of text.
Joseph "Lil Joe" Mascolo March 23, 2011 at 04:47 PM
As a motorcyclist for over 50 years, it breaks my heart that " K" has to be in a place privy only to bikers. We will pray for her recovery and good health. It always the same story hit and run/ I didn't see the bike when I pulled out/made my turn/could not stop for the light! Nothing ever happens to them physically/legally/ or state involvement to have better awareness programs for all motorist,to be aware of bikes! I hope they fine the one responsibly for this unconscionable tragedy! In the wind, Lil Joe-Fl.
Karen March 23, 2011 at 06:26 PM
I wrote a piece "Nothing Ever Happens On My Street" inspired by the incident. I wanted to publish it, but don't know where at this point. My thoughts are with "Kat"....hoping she recovers fully. I met her brother and he is devoted to her. I wish I had such a good bother. She is lucky.


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