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'Horrible accident' kills motorcyclist
Posted On: Aug 09, 2009

Engine 5, Rescue 2 and Car 2 responded to this accident and worked with Norwalk PD and Norwalk Hospital EMS on scene and enroute to Norwalk Hospital with both patients.


'Horrible accident' kills motorcyclist



NORWALK
By CHASE WRIGHT
Hour Staff Writer


The operator of a motorcycle was killed Sunday morning after his bike collided with a vehicle in South Norwalk, police said.

The accident occurred at about 1 a.m. on Sunday near where Water Street meets Hanford Place, said Sgt. Praveen John, of the Norwalk Police Department. Police did not identify any of the parties involved and were still working to prepare a detailed report Sunday evening.

A motorcyclist carrying a female passenger was apparently struck by a vehicle making its way through the intersection, John said.

The operator of the motorcycle died at the scene, he said. The passenger was taken to Norwalk Hospital with "serious injuries," John said.

Hospital spokesperson Maura Romain did not return calls by press time.

Nursing Supervisor Caron Balitsas classified the condition of the female patient as "satisfactory."

"That's all I can tell you," she said.

Norwalk Police also had little information to give regarding the early morning accident. A detailed report would not be prepared until an overnight supervisor returned to work the following day, police said Sunday.

The incident is still under investigation, John said. Norwalk Police would not released the name of the deceased until his next of kin were notified.

No arrests have been made, John said.

At the scene Sunday afternoon, pedestrians strolled passed Hanford Place oblivious to the tragedy that had occurred there hours earlier.

Light tire markings could vaguely be seen across from the West Marine boating shop. A thick pool of blood on the other side of the road was left covered in sand.

The only other evidence of an accident that remained were some broken pieces of what appeared to be the plastic shell of a black motorcycle and a few discarded Latex medical gloves on the sidewalk.

The nearest establishment still open at the time of the accident was Donovan's & Mackenzie.

Bartender Hannah Myers saw the first indications of a tragedy shortly after she announced last call for alcohol at about 1 a.m., she said

"Just judging by the amount of activity, I knew there had to have been a horrible accident," said Myers.

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