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Police: Man Critically Injured in Medford ATV Crash

Gregory Jackson, of Coram, struck a parked trailer while riding an ATV Saturday afternoon, police say.

A Coram man riding an ATV in the parking lot of his auto repair shop in Medford Saturday crashed into a parked trailer and is now in critical condition in the hospital, police said. 

Police said Gregory Jackson, 48, was operating a 2006 Yamaha in front of 37 Cedarhurst Avenue when the accident occurred at 12:42 p.m. Jackson was thrown from the vehicle and he struck the pavement, police said. 

Jackson was transported to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue, where he is listed in critical condition, police said. 

The ATV was impounded for a safety check. Detectives are asking anyone with information on the crash to call the Sixth Squad at 631-854-8652. 

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Christopher Gaughran January 13, 2013 at 03:56 AM
Very sad
egon January 13, 2013 at 04:34 AM
I new him very well when i lived in long island ,I always had him service my cars.You couldnt meet a nicer guy.He rebult my big block chevy motor,Great mechanic,My heart goes out to his family, regards, egon corvette from las vegas
JamieLee January 13, 2013 at 11:35 PM
get well soon poppy ! you & your family are in my thoughts & prayers ! hope to see you up & at em again at the shop soon !
JEANNE HARLEY-SMITH January 14, 2013 at 07:38 PM
POPPIE IS MY DAUGHTERS GOD FATHER WE ARE SO SADDEN OF HIS DEATH . WE HAVE TRULY LOST SOMEONE VERY SPECIAL AND DEAR TO US. GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN.
gino January 16, 2013 at 12:59 AM
Poppie was a great man and a great roll model in the area..plus a good friend..the long island race world lost a good man.r.i.p. Poppie i will deeply miss.. Theginzo aka Gino
Ashley J January 16, 2013 at 04:33 AM
"Poppie"'s Arrangements are being made. The wake services will be at Mangano, formally known as Giove, in Middle Island on Friday at 2-4pm and 7-930pm. The funeral service will be on Saturday 3pm at the Kingdom Hall located on Pauls Path and 112 in Coram. Everyone is welcome to meet after the funeral at the Coram FD on Middle Country Road from 5-10pm. Our family would like to thank everyone for the outpouring of love, support, and prayers everyone has shown us at this difficult time.
gary cessman January 16, 2013 at 06:18 PM
poppie was a great guy, got to speak with him almost every day on the phone at family auto parts, he will always be in our prayers, god has been given an amazing person, and a great mechanic.
Maritza Sanyiago January 17, 2013 at 06:01 PM
I grew up with Poppie and will always remember him in his younger years coming around the corner of Elm Street on his bicycle with his fro, freckles and huge smile. .. you will be missed and never forgotten. Love to wife, children, siblings, parents etc. .... he will be remembered in a great way.

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