At 10:30 p.m. Monday night, Shelter Island Police were called to an accident on South Menantic Road, where a 38-year-old man was found lying unconscious. He had been riding an “e-bike,” a bicycle with electrical power assistance.
Shelter Island Emergency Medical Services personnel transported the man, who police said was suffering serious injuries, to Westmoreland Airstrip, where he was taken by a Suffolk County Police Department medevac helicopter to Stony Brook University Hospital.
According to police, he remains “in extremely critical condition as a result of severe head trauma from the fall.”
Johns Hopkins Medicine defines critical condition as: “Vital signs are unstable and not within normal limits. Patient may be unconscious. Indicators are unfavorable.”
Police have classified the accident as “accidental and non-criminal.”