Pedestrian struck by car in downtown Riverhead

01/24/2013 12:23 PM |
PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO | A man was hospitalized after he was struck on West Main Street Thursday morning.

PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO | A man was struck while crossing West Main Street Thursday morning.

A man was hospitalized after he was struck by a car while crossing West Main Street outside a crosswalk Thursday morning, Riverhead Town police said.

The man, in his mid- to late-30s, was walking across the road while carrying groceries near Digger’s about 10:40 a.m. when he was struck by a silver Mazda 6 sedan traveling east on West Main Street, police said.

The Mazda had a green light and the man was not walking near the crosswalk at the time of the accident, police said.

The man struck the hood of the car, splashing the milk he was carrying onto the car and road, and was thrown over the car by the impact, police said. He was taken to Peconic Bay Medical Center by Riverhead ambulance volunteers, police said.

The man’s injuries did not appear serious, an officer at the scene said. The woman driving the Mazda and her passenger were uninjured in the crash.

psquire@timesreview.com

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