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Serious motorcycle accident hospitalizes rider

LEVERETT — A motorcycle crash sent a young man to the hospital Sunday morning.

Shutesbury Fire Chief Walter Tibbetts said his department and the Shutesbury and Leverett police departments responded to the accident, just over the Leverett line on Shutesbury Road around 11:30 a.m.

Tibbetts said the man lost control of his motorcycle, which left the road and struck a tree and probably a rock before coming to a rest.

Reached at home, Tibbetts could not identify the man.

The motorcyclist was transported by Amherst ambulance to the Shutesbury Fire Station with serious injuries, Tibbetts said, and taken from there by helicopter ambulance to the UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester.

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