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Police: Motorcyclist Seriously Injured in Tuesday Night Crash in West Hartford

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West Hartford Police said South Main Street was closed Tuesday night for investigation of a serious motor vehicle vs. motorcycle collision.

By Ronni Newton

A crash on South Main Street on Tuesday night resulted in what West Hartford Police said are life-threatening injuries to the operator of a motorcycle involved in a collision with a car.

According to Capt. Daniel Moffo, police responded to the incident that involved a motorcycle and car at the intersection of South Main Street and Elmfield Street at approximately 9:13 p.m.

First responders provided medical assistance to the operator of the motorcycle at the scene, and said the individual was then transported to an area hospital for treatment and evaluation of what police said are believed to be life-threatening injuries.

The operator of the car involved in the collision remained on the scene and is cooperating with the investigation, police said.

As of late Tuesday night, South Main Street was closed in to traffic in both directions in the vicinity of Elmfield Street while the incident was under active investigation by the West Hartford Police Department Accident Reconstruction Team. Southbound traffic on South Main Street was being diverted onto New Britain Avenue and northbound traffic on South Main Street was being diverted onto Hall Street. Pedestrians as well as motorists were being encouraged to seek alternate routes through the area, police said.

Police ask that anyone who has information related to the incident contact police at 860-523-5203 or via the anonymous tip line 860-570-8969 or by email at [email protected].

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