(Updated: Nov. 17, 5 a.m.) A man crossing Route 58 on a bicycle was struck by an eastbound car near the intersection at Mill Road just after 6 p.m. last night, Riverhead Town Police said in a press release early this morning.
Police and Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps responded to the scene at about 6:10 p.m. on a report of a male pedestrian struck by a vehicle near the Mobil gas station. The victim was unconscious and unresponsive according to radio reports.
EMS initially called for Suffolk Police aviation to transport the victim to Stony Brook University Hospital but then canceled the request and transported the man to Peconic Bay Medical Center.
Police did not release the identity of the bicyclist or provide any additional information other than to say they cyclist was struck by an eastbound 2018 Toyota Prius and there were no other injuries resulting.
Riverhead Police Department detectives were called to investigate the crash. A New York State Police Forensic Investigation Unit responded to assist in the investigation.
Route 58 was closed to traffic from Mill Road to Commerce Drive during the investigation.
Riverhead Police ask anyone who witnessed the incident to contact the Riverhead Police Department at (631)727-4500, ext 289.
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