UPDATE: Dirt bike rider issued 3 citations after running red light

06/08/2015 8:28 PM |
Riverhead police and fire officials at the scene on Route 58 on Monday. (Credit: Nicole Smith)

Riverhead police and fire officials at the scene on Route 58 on Monday. (Credit: Nicole Smith)

UPDATE, TUESDAY 10:45 A.M.: Police said the operator of a dirt bike in last night’s accident was issued three citations following the accident.

According to police, the driver of the dirt bike — Deandre King, 19 — was riding the vehicle southbound on Harrison Avenue when he ran a red light. He was subsequently hit by two different cars that both had green lights and were driving through the intersection at the time.

ORIGINAL STORY: A dirt bike rider was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital following a multi-vehicle crash in Riverhead on Monday, Riverhead Town police said.

The male dirt bike rider was traveling near the intersection of Route 58 and Harrison Avenue at around 7:20 p.m. when his vehicle collided with two cars, police said.

The dirt bike rider suffered a leg injury, officials said. A driver of a 2008 Lincoln, as well as a passenger, were taken to Peconic Bay Medical Center for minor injuries, police said. The driver of a 2005 Mazda wasn’t injured, officials said.

No other details were immediately available.

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