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.