70-year-old man thrown from motorcycle in East Lyme crash, seriously injured

EAST LYME, Conn. (WTNH) — A 70-year-old man was thrown from his motorcycle and seriously injured when he crashed in to a car in East Lyme around 2:35 p.m. Tuesday.

State police say Edward Hernandez was traveling south on Route 161 (Flanders Road) when a car exiting a driveway at 64 Flanders Road entered his path. They say Hernandez hit a door on the driver’s side of the car and was ejected. He was taken to Lawrence and Memorial Hospital with serious injuries to his face, arms, and legs, then flown to Yale-New Haven Hospital, officials say.

According to authorities, the driver of the car, 26-year-old Gregory Jackson, was taken to Lawrence and Memorial Hospital for minor injuries caused by his air bags.

Flanders Road was closed between Society and Roxbury Roads until about 5:30 p.m.

East Lyme police and Connecticut State Police are investigating the accident.

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