Crash sends motorcyclist to hospital

  • A motorcycle and an SUV collided on Interstate 91 in Bernardston on Monday afternoon, sending a 59-year-old woman to Baystate Franklin Medical Center with minor injuries. FILE PHOTO

Staff Writer
Published: 7/16/2019 12:28:41 PM

BERNARDSTON — A 59-year-old Colrain woman was transported to Baystate Franklin Medical Center on Monday after her Harley Davidson motorcycle collided with a Toyota RAV4 as both traveled northbound on Interstate 91.

The motorcyclist sustained minor injuries, according to Massachusetts State Police Spokesman James DeAngelis.

Emergency services were called to the scene at 2:21 p.m. The cause of the accident is under investigation, he said.

The Toyota, a 2008 model, was driven away by its operator, a 31-year-old Charlemont woman, DeAngelis said. The driver did not sustain any injuries.

Meanwhile, the Harley Davidson motorcycle, a 2015 model, was towed, DeAngelis said. The operator, who was sent to the hospital, was issued a citation for motor vehicle violations.

Reach Grace Bird at gbird@recorder.com or 413-772-0261, ext. 280.


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