BRISTOL - A motorcyclist was taken to the hospital Friday afternoon after he suffered life-threatening injuries.
Police, firefighters and medics responded at about 3 p.m. to the area of 117 Broad St. on the report of a motorcycle accident. According to firefighters, it appeared as though the vehicle, heading east, left the right side of the roadway and struck a fire hydrant and the rear, passenger side of an SUV that was parked in a nearby parking lot.
Medics and firemen performed resuscitation efforts on the man, who appeared to be in his 20s or 30s, on the side of the roadway and as he was brought to an ambulance. He sustained serious, life-threatening injuries in the crash.
The Life Star emergency helicopter was called to the scene at about 3:09 p.m., but it was cancelled a few minutes later.
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Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.