Major New Haven intersection reopened after moped accident


NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — A major New Haven intersection has reopened after an accident involving a rider on a motor scooter shut it down for hours Thursday night.

The accident took place at the intersection of Church Street and Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard (also known as North Frontage Road), near the entrance to Gateway Community College. This intersection is also where the downtown New Haven traffic from Interstate 95 comes into the city. The rider, a 51-year-old Branford man, was injured in the crash.

According to police, the rider was traveling on Church Street when he ran a red light at MLK Boulevard. Officers have reviewed video footage from the intersection to confirm how the accident took place.

The scooter rider was hit by a driver in a Hyundai Sonata. The driver remained at the scene, and is considered not at fault, according to New Haven police.

Both streets, as well as the Oak Street Connector exit to Church Street are closed while police conduct their investigation. The intersection was closed for hours, but has since reopened.

The identity of the rider has not been released. He was taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital, where police say he is out of surgery and is listed in serious, but stable condition. No other details were made available.

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