HAMDEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Dixwell Avenue was closed in both directions near the New Haven town line Friday night while police investigated a serious crash.
News 8 learned two cars and one motorcycle were involved in the crash near Cherry Ann Street around 5:15 p.m.
The road closure was expected to last for several hours, according to the Hamden Police Department. As of 10:30 Saturday morning, the road has reopened.
The Hamden Police Department sent in about half a dozen officers from their accident reconstruction team to determine the cause of the crash.
Witnesses at the scene said they saw the motorcyclist driving quite fast down the road, and that speeding drivers are a problem in the area.
“He was going very fast and then smashed in the car head-on. He fell down and hit his head pretty hard,” said Raghu Rakkalea.
The operator of the motorcycle, a 36-year-old man, suffered serious injuries and was transported to Yale New Haven Hospital after receiving on-scene treatment from Hamden Fire Rescue.
Police have not yet released the identity of the motorcyclist.
The investigation is still ongoing. The Hamden Police Department is asking anyone with information to contact Officer Christian Kaplan at 203-230-4000 or at email@example.com.
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