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Huntington Motorcyclist Loses Leg in Crash

Auto driver charged in West Babylon accident late Sunday.

A Huntington motorcyclist lost his leg Sunday night when he was struck by a driver in West Babylon.

Suffolk County police said Raymond Card, 48,  was driving his 2000 Yamaha motorcycle north on Belmont Avenue in West Babylon when he was struck at the intersection of Van Buren Street by a 2003 Chrysler.

He was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip where doctors surgically removed his left leg below the knee.

The driver of the Chrysler, James Kavanagh, 22, of West Babylon, was attempting to make a turn from southbound Belmont Avenue onto eastbound Van Buren Street, police said. Kavanaugh was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle while his ability was impaired by drugs.

He is scheduled to be arraigned Monday at First District Court in Central Islip.

Card was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip where doctors surgically removed his left leg below the knee. 

The First Squad Detectives are asking anyone who may have information in regards to this incident to call 631-854-8152.

Rob Madden October 15, 2012 at 12:55 PM
Horribly sad and undeserved.
sha King October 15, 2012 at 03:05 PM
Please pray for my brother Ray and the young man who hit him last night . Lord please hold us all close to you in this difficult time .
Alys Lanza October 16, 2012 at 03:31 AM
If this is the same Raymond Card, that I knew when I was kid and my brother was friend's with please tell him the Frank's are keeping him in their thoughts.
sha King October 17, 2012 at 06:06 PM
We haven't heard if the guy who hit Ray was released or not yet. I just pray he gets the help he needs to get off the drugs and never hurts anyone else . Ray is doing as well as can be expected . we are all praying for him , this has changed his life forever and that of his family . Life is so precious !
sha King October 17, 2012 at 11:17 PM
Alys .yes he is , I do remember you , I will let Ray know
Keith J. Frank October 18, 2012 at 12:40 PM
Sharon, please let Ray know wish him our best in this tough time. Keith F.
Huntington girl October 18, 2012 at 04:54 PM
Sharon, the whole neighborhood is praying for him. A lot of us remember him from elementary school/JR high. Please let him know he is in our thoughts and prayers - you and your family too!
Linda Goodwin October 18, 2012 at 06:48 PM
My name is Linda Goodwin, sending love and prayers for Ray in abundance, please tell him he holds a big'ol groovy spot in my heart <3
sha King October 19, 2012 at 01:20 AM
Thank you all for your prayers and well wishes for Ray , I will pass them on to him.
Ralph Feraco October 19, 2012 at 03:40 AM
Hi this is Ralph Feraco I heard what happen to Ray please give him my best he will Be in my prayers. Alway think of the good old days we had on hillwood drive. Is this Sharon ?
sha King October 19, 2012 at 07:36 PM
Hi Huntington girl. I don't know who you are but thank you and I have passed your comment on to Ray . God Bless you ! Have a happy
sha King October 19, 2012 at 07:40 PM
Thank you all for the support , kind words and prayers for Ray ! He is in Good Sam's hospital and still needs your continued prayers . God bless you all !
Linda Goodwin October 25, 2012 at 07:38 AM
Prayers continued! I pray your recovery is going well darlin, sending you all kindsa groovy vibes & lots of love <3

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