Police: Ellington motorcyclist hospitalized after crash with pickup truck in Manchester

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MANCHESTER — A motorcyclist from Ellington was sent to Hartford Hospital with life-threatening injuries Wednesday afternoon after a crash with a pickup truck in Manchester, according to police.

Police, fire and emergency medical personnel were dispatched to Center Street and Henderson Road around 1:55 p.m. Wednesday for the crash.

Police said the motorcyclist, identified as a 22-year-old Ellington man, was given emergency medical care and was later taken to Hartford Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the pickup truck, a 48-year-old man from Manchester, was uninjured. Police said he is cooperating with the investigation.

Police’s preliminary investigation showed that both the car and motorcycle were traveling west on Center Street just prior to the crash.

“The chain of events leading to the collision are undetermined at this time,” police said.

Center Street between Roosevelt and Cooper streets was closed until about 4:40 p.m. while the Manchester Police Department’s Traffic Unit investigated the incident.

Police are still investigating the incident. Anyone who may have witnessed the crash or has additional information should contact Officer Konrad Rozwadowski at 860-533-8620.