Cops: Dirt bike rider crashes into pick-up truck in Riverhead

PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO | A dirt bike rider was taken to the hospital Sunday after colliding with a pick-up truck.

A dirt bike rider was hospitalized Sunday afternoon after he collided with a pick-up truck on a residential road in Riverhead.

The man was riding a red Honda motorbike about 3 p.m. when he was struck by a blue Toyota truck at the intersection of Oakland Drive North and Grove Street, police said.

The victim suffered a laceration to his leg and was treated by Riverhead ambulance volunteers at the scene. A small crowd gathered at the scene to care for the victim, laying cloth over his injured leg as the victim’s father yelled at the driver of the truck.

The man was taken to Peconic Bay Medical Center for treatment. His bike was impounded by police since it was unregistered, officers at the scene said.

There were no tickets issued in the accident, police said, adding that the crash is still under investigation.

Police have not yet released the names of the men involved.