An motorcyclist suffered life-threatening injuries in a crash in Manchester this morning, and the Ambulance Service of Manchester said the victim is an EMT in town.
The crash happened at East Middle Turnpike and Vernon Street just before 7 a.m.
It appears that the motorcyclist, identified by the ASM as Manchester EMT Carolyn Edwards, was traveling westbound on East Middle Turnpike and collided with a vehicle that was turning onto Vernon Street, according to a news release from police.
Edwards was transported to Hartford Hospital, where she's listed in critical condition, according to David Skoczulek of the ASM.
Hospital officials said Edwards was still in critical condition as of Tuesday afternoon.
The driver of the car was brought to Manchester Memorial Hospital as a precaution, according to police.
Police said it does not appear that speed was a factor or that the drivers were impaired.
Police have not confirmed the identities of either person involved in the crash.
Anyone with information about the crash should call Ofc. Aaron Calkins at 860-645-5560.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to our co worker ASM EMT Carolyn Edwards who was critically injured in an accident this am !!
— Manchester CT FF's (@Local1579) May 6, 2014