Cops: Southold man lost control of motorcycle trying to avoid car

JENNIFER GUSTAVSON PHOTO | This Harley Davidson motorcycle nearly crashed into a car that was making a U-Turn in Jamesport Sunday morning.

A Southold motorcyclist was taken to the hospital Sunday morning after nearly crashing into a car making a u-turn in Jamesport, Riverhead Town police said.

John Kassimatis of Southold lost control of his Harley Davidson motorcycle shortly after 11 a.m. while driving along South Jamesport Avenue after an unidentified car was making a u-turn, officials said. Police said the driver of the car left the scene of the accident.

Mr. Kassimatis was taken to Peconic Bay Medical Center and treated for his injuries, officials said.

No other information was immediately available.