File photo: Denise Civiletti

The 61-year-old male operator of a Harley Davidson motorcycle was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital yesterday afternoon following a crash on Main Road in Laurel.

Riverhead Police said the 2005 Harley was eastbound Main Road when it rear-ended an eastbound 2018 Ford Explorer at the intersection of Laurel Lane at about 3:45 p.m. Friday.

The operator of the Harley was treated at the scene by Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps and then airlifted by a Suffolk County Police Medevac helicopter to Stony Brook University Hospital with injuries police said were not life-threatening. Police did not report any injuries to the 23-year-old woman operating the Explorer.

The Riverhead Police Department Detective Division as well as the N.Y. State Police Accident Reconstruction Team were notified and requested to assist with the investigation.

The investigation is ongoing and ask anyone who witnessed the accident to call the Riverhead Police Department at 631-727-4500. All calls will remain confidential, police said.

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