Motorcyclist injured in Wallingford crash

Motorcyclist injured in Wallingford crash

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WALLINGFORD — A motorcyclist sustained a head injury after colliding with a vehicle that ran a stop sign Monday morning.

The incident occurred around 9:30 a.m. near the intersection of North Main and Christian streets. 

Officer Christian Evans, collision reconstruction analyst, said that the driver of a 2019 Chevrolet Equinox SUV was traveling east on Christian Street when he failed to stop at the intersection of North Main Street and struck a motorcyclist traveling south.

Evans said the motorcyclist, who wasn’t wearing a helmet, was transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital with a head injury and laceration.

A baseball cap was observed on the sidewalk, along with a motorcycle seat and broken safety glass.

A school crossing road sign also was observed on the ground.

The SUV driver was cited for not stopping at the stop sign and distracted driving. Evans said he believed the driver, who was in an auto dealership loaner vehicle, was unfamiliar with the cabin controls and was attempting to adjust them.

Police Chief William Wright visited the scene after learning the motorcyclist sustained a head injury, officials said.
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