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Motorcyclist hurt avoiding fallen motorcyclist on Route 2

GREENFIELD — An Ashby man was hospitalized with a head injury on Sunday after swerving to avoid a second motorcyclist fallen on Route 2.

Both men were hospitalized after the accident, on the Factory Hollow section of Route 2 Sunday morning.

Greenfield Police Sgt. Mark Williams said the first motorcyclist lost control of his motorcycle in sand and road debris and laid his motorcycle down on its side, hurting his ankle. The man was riding with a group and the motorcyclist behind him laid his machine on its side to avoid a collision, striking his head on the curb.

The driver of the second motorcycle, Bruno Poirier of Ashby, was taken by LifeFlight helicopter to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. A hospital spokesman said the 41-year-old man was listed in good condition Sunday afternoon.

The accident occurred at 10:56 a.m., and emergency responders closed the section of Route 2 while the patients were loaded and the motorcycles towed.

The driver of the first motorcycle, Christopher Pecorella, 31, of Natick, was taken by ambulance to Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield, where he was treated and released Sunday.

You can reach Chris Curtis at: ccurtis@recorder.com or 413-772-0261, ext. 257

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