Police ID Motorcyclist Injured in Manchester Crash - NBC Connecticut

Police ID Motorcyclist Injured in Manchester Crash



    Police ID Motorcyclist Injured in Manchester Crash
    File photo of Life Star helicopter. Life Star airlifted a motorcyclist with life-threatening injuries to Hartford Hospital on Friday night after a crash involving the motorcycle and another vehicle in Manchester.

    A motorcyclist injured in a crash in Manchester on Friday night remains in the hospital, but police said his condition is improving.

    The motorcyclist, Donald Roy Bidwell Jr., was traveling north on Main Street at 9:56 p.m. when he  collided with a car driven by Andrew Sprague, 22, of Manchester, according to police.

    Sprague was turning left from Main Street onto East Middle Turnpike when the crash occurred, police said.

    LifeStar transported Bidwell from the scene and brought him to Hartford Hospital.

    Bidwell suffered injuries to his head, arms and leg. He was originally listed in critical condition, but his condition was upgraded to serious, but stable condition. Police said he is expected to be released from the hospital on Thursday.  

    The passenger in Sprague's car was pregnant and she was taken to Manchester Memorial Hospital to be evaluated.

    Police are still investigating, but do not believe that speed or driver impairment were factors in the crash.

    Police ask that witnesses or anyone with information contact Officer Jason Moss at 860 645-5560.

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