PLAINVILLE – An Ashford man was seriously injured when he was thrown from the motorcycle he was driving during a car crash in Plainville late Sunday.
State police said the victim, Brian Baddeley, 40, was taken to St. Francis Hospital, in Hartford, following the accident – which was reported just before 10 p.m. on Interstate 84, eastbound, in the area of Exit 34.
According to state police, Baddeley was driving in the left center lane on a 2011 Harley-Davidson when he swerved, for an unknown reason, into a vehicle traveling alongside him. This caused him to lose control of the bike, which traveled into the shoulder and struck a concrete barrier.
Baddeley was thrown from the motorcycle before it came to rest in the shoulder area.
The driver of the vehicle that state police say was sideswiped did not report any injuries. Both vehicles had to be towed because of the damage they sustained.
State police are asking anyone who witnessed the crash or has dashcam footage from the area around the time of the accident to contact Trooper Michael Dean at 860-534-1098 or email@example.com.
Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or firstname.lastname@example.org.