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Motorcyclist Seriously Injured in West Hartford Crash That Closes Portion of Trout Brook Drive

West Hartford Police Department hybrid SUV. Courtesy photo (we-ha.com file photo)

 A 61-year-old man operating a motorcycle sustained serious injuries following a collision with a motor vehicle Friday night that has closed a portion of Trout Brook Drive.

By Ronni Newton

West Hartford Police said Friday night that a 61-year-old man is in critical condition at an area hospital after the motorcycle he was operating collided with a vehicle in the area of Trout Brook Drive and Lawler Road just before 6 p.m. Friday, March 18.

Sgt.. Amanda Martin said police received multiple calls regarding the crash of the vehicle and motorcycle, and when they arrived at the scene they found the operator of the motorcycle in the roadway. Police officers immediately began medical treatment, continuing until the West Hartford Fire Department and AMR Ambulance personnel arrived to take over. The motorcycle operator was transported from the scene to a local hospital via ambulance.

The driver of the motor vehicle was the sole occupant and did not report any injuries, Martin said.

The West Hartford Police Traffic Division is continuing to investigate the incident and Trout Brook Drive, between Albany Avenue and Asylum Avenue, will remain closed to vehicular traffic until the investigation is completed. Motorists are asked to avoid the area.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has additional information is asked to please contact the West Hartford Police Department Traffic Division at 860-570-8850.

Members of the community reported that a large number of motorcycles and ATVs were seen racing through West Hartford, many of them doing wheelies, at roughly the same time Friday. Martin said she did not have any information indicating that the incidents were related, but noted just before 9:30 p.m. Friday that police are continuing to investigate.

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