Update: Bicyclist in Critical Condition After Being Hit on Napeague Stretch

Traffic was backed up headed east after an accident in front of the Lobster Roll restaurant that left a bicyclist with serious injuries on Sunday. David E. Rattray

Update, July 6, 4:04 p.m.: The bicyclist who was seriously injured when he was struck by a car on the Napeague Stretch Sunday afternoon may have tried to cross the street, East Hampton Town police said. 

Captain Chris Anderson said David Disick, 77, of East Hampton, was riding his bicycle east in the westbound shoulder, facing traffic, when he "suddenly attempted to travel across the lanes." A 2015 GMC, driven by Joseph Moleti of Nesconset hit Mr. Disick in front of the Lobster Roll, near Beach Plum Court, at 12:12 p.m. 

Captain Anderson was not sure if Mr. Disick had been wearing a helmet, but did note bicyclists are supposed to ride with the flow of traffic instead of against it. 

Mr. Disick was flown to Stony Brook University Hospital, where he is listed in critical condition, a hospital spokeswoman said.

No citations were issued to Mr. Moleti or Mr. Disick. 

Originally, July 5, 1:10 p.m: A bicyclist was seriously injured after being struck by a vehicle on the Napeague Stretch Sunday afternoon. 

The crash occurred in front of the Lobster Roll restaurant on Montauk Highway, east of Dolphin Drive, at about 12:15 p.m. The Amagansett Fire Department's ambulance crew treated the bicyclist and transported their patient to the former 555 property to meet a medevac helicopter. The bicyclist was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital, the nearest trauma center, with a possible head injury. 

In the midst of the busy Fourth of July weekend, traffic on the Stretch between Montauk and Amagansett was briefly stopped in both directions because there are no side roads in that area to bypass that stretch of Montauk Highway. As of 1 p.m., traffic had been reopened in both directions, according to police.

It was unclear what caused the accident. East Hampton Town police are investigating the accident. 

The Amagansett Fire Department ambulance transported the bicyclist to an airfield in Amagansett to meet a medevac helicopter. David E. Rattray