SMITHTOWN - Police are investigating after a car allegedly hit a motorcycle and then took off on Monday.
Army veteran Steven Goff says he bought his motorcycle a few months ago as a present to himself after completing his service.
He says he was riding at the intersection of Route 111 and Main Street in Smithtown at around 4:30 p.m., when he noticed an aggressive driver in his rearview mirror. He says he tried to switch lanes to get out of the way, but that didn't work.
The driver reportedly hit Goff's bike, sending him flying, and then took off. He says onlookers rushed to help him.
Goff was taken to the hospital after suffering severe lacerations on his arms and legs due to road burn. Doctors say a skin graph procedure may be in his future depending on the healing process.
Despite his injuries, Goff says he feels lucky and knows the situation could have been much worse.
Witnesses say the vehicle that struck him was a gray Pontiac G6 with Virginia license plates.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Suffolk County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.