State Trooper injured in motorcycle crash in New Britain

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (WTNH) — A State Trooper is injured after a motorcycle crash in New Britain Sunday morning.

According to authorities, a State Police Motorcycle Trooper was involved in a crash on Farmington Avenue in New Britain at 7:53 a.m. They say the 33-year-old State Trooper was operating his assigned motorcycle and heading to a scheduled traffic event in Hartland.

Police say the Trooper was traveling north on Farmington Avenue when an 88-year-old New Britain man exited a private driveway and into the path of the Trooper. They say the Trooper was wearing his helmet, was ejected and sustained non-life threatening injuries. The operator of the motor vehicle sustained minor injuries.

Authorities say both operators were transported to an area hospital for treatment.

Officials say the New Britain Police Department’s Traffic Bureau was recalled to duty and are conducting the crash investigation.

For a period of time Farmington Avenue was closed, however police say the road has since been reopened to traffic.

The New Britain Police Department asked that anyone who has additional information or who may have witnessed the accident is asked to contact Sergeant Steven King at 860-826-3071

Stay tuned with News 8 for updates.


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