The driver of a motorcycle that crashed early on Sunday was left with a serious head injury, according to Chief John Claflin.
Claflin was the first person to arrive at the accident on Three Mile Harbor Road and Gann Road in Springs just after the fire department was dispatched at 1:47 a.m.
The motorcycle, possibly a Harley-Davidson, had left the roadway, hitting a pole or a tree, Claflin said.
The male driver — whose name police have not been released yet — was transported to by the . According to the hospital, the man was transported to , where he is listed as a patient.
The man was alone on the motorcycle, Claflin said.
"He was in bad shape," Claflin said.
A Medevac was called, Claflin said, but given the severity of the driver's injuries and the wait time on the helicopter, ambulance personnel decided to take him to Southampton, instead.
Advanced emergency medical technicians from Amagansett, and personnel from Springs, were also on scene to assist.
Detectives are investigating the cause of the crash, said Claflin, who is also a sergeant in the police department but was not on duty.
The fire department helped close Three Mile Harbor Road, between Gardiner Avenue and Manor Lane, until about 2:50 a.m. Police took over the scene from there, Claflin said.