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Driver Accused of DWI in Pulaski Road Collision

Motorcyclist critically injured in collision with car near Butterfield Drive.

An East Northport woman was critically injured Friday night when her motorcycle collided with a car on Pulaski Road in Greenlawn. Credit: Steve Silverman.
An East Northport woman was critically injured Friday night when her motorcycle collided with a car on Pulaski Road in Greenlawn. Credit: Steve Silverman.

An East Northport woman was critically injured Friday night when her motorcycle collided with a car on Pulaski Road in Greenlawn.

Suffolk County police said Karen Labarbera, 52, of East Northport, was operating her 2002 Honda motorcycle east on Pulaski Road when Connie O'Hara, 51, of Huntington collided with her while trying to make a left turn onto Butterfield Drive. The crash happened about 7:15 p.m.

Labarbera was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital via Suffolk County Police helicopter. She sustained head and left leg injuries and is listed in critical condition.

O’Hara was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated. She will be arraigned Saturday at First District Court in Central Islip.

 Both vehicles were impounded for safety checks.

Suffolk County Police Vehicular Crime Unit detectives are investigating the crash. Detectives are asking anyone with information to contact Vehicular Crime Unit at 631-852-6555 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.

LISA TASLI September 01, 2013 at 04:31 AM
i dont know when people will learn, NOT TO DRINK AND DRIVE...im sorry but the wrong person was injured in this accident...that is what happens most times the victim gets injured or worse dies, while the jerk drinking and driving walks away...with all the knowledge out there these days, its murder...

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