BRISTOL - Police are investigating a hit-and-run accident involving a motorcycle Wednesday evening.
The crash was reported shortly before 5:30 p.m. at the intersection of Memorial Boulevard and East Street, where first responders could be seen tending to the victim, who was lying on the ground, minutes after the accident. The severity of his injuries was not immediately clear.
The other vehicle involved reportedly took off from the scene. Following the crash, area police departments were advised by Bristol police to be on the lookout for a Silver Dodge Ram.
After receiving medical attention for several minutes at the scene, the victim was placed on a spine board before being taken on a stretcher to an ambulance. He was transported to an area hospital.
Shortly after the crash, police said their investigation was in its very early stages. They had no additional details to immediately divulge.
Multiple witnesses to the crash stopped to talk with investigators and give their accounts of what happened. One of them said the victim was able to call police on his own and that he complained of a broken leg.
Following the collision, the man’s motorcycle was left on its side in the eastbound lanes of Memorial Boulevard. A helmet could be seen near the crash, as well as a pair of shoes the victim apparently lost during the collision.
Anyone with information on the crash can call Bristol police at 860-584-3000.
Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or firstname.lastname@example.org.