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Wantagh Man Killed in Motorcycle Accident

Police report that John Morgenstern, 64, fell to pavement while operating a Harley Davidson on Sunrise Highway in Bellmore Saturday.

A map showing the location of Saturday's fatal motorcycle accident that killed John Morgenstern of Wantagh on Sunrise Highway in Bellmore. (credit: Google Maps)
A map showing the location of Saturday's fatal motorcycle accident that killed John Morgenstern of Wantagh on Sunrise Highway in Bellmore. (credit: Google Maps)
A Wantagh man was killed Saturday in a motorcycle accident that occurred on Sunrise Highway in Bellmore.

According to Nassau County Seventh Squad detectives, John Morgenstern, 64, while operating a 2011 Harley Davidson motorcycle eastbound in the left lane of Sunrise Highway near Rose Place in Bellmore appeared to experience a medical condition (unknown at this time), wobble and fall to the pavement. The motorcycle proceeded to slide into the middle lane striking a 2012 Mini Cooper, also traveling eastbound, police said.

The driver and passenger in the automobile were not injured.

Morgenstern was found unconscious at the scene and transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead at 1:44 p.m. The motorcycle was impounded for brake and safety inspections.

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