Cops: Officer taken to hospital following car crash in Riverhead

A Riverhead Town police officer was taken to Stony Brook Medical Center after his vehicle was struck by another car Wednesday afternoon, according to a police press release.

The officer, who wasn’t identified in the release, was driving near the intersection of Roanoke Avenue and Reeves Avenue in Riverhead around noon when another vehicle crashed into the side of his police car, officials said.

The officer suffered non-life threatening injuries and was taken to the hospital by Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps, police said.

The driver of the other vehicle, who also wasn’t identified in the release, wasn’t injured, police said.

The investigation is ongoing and both vehicles were impounded, officials said. Witnesses are asked to contact the Riverhead Police Detective Division at 631-727-4500 ext. 332.

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