Department of Transportation

Driver Who Hit Motorcyclist on Route 15 Turned Around in Median: Police

A motorcyclist has serious injuries after the driver of a Nissan Armada turned around on the median of Route 15 in Hamden just 5:45 a.m. Tuesday and struck him, according to police.

Police said a 41-year-old West Haven woman in a Nissan Armada was going south near exit 59 and used the emergency turnaround in the median of the highway in the area of the West Rock Tunnel. She then got onto the northside of the road and hit the motorcyclist, 29-year-old Joao Maiolino, of Bridgeport, who was going north, according to police. 

Maiolino sustained serious injuries. The driver of the Nissan refused medical attention.

The highway was closed between exits 59 and 60, according to the state Department of Transportation, and there were more than four miles of congestion between exits 56 and 60.

Police are asking anyone who witnessed the crash to call police at 203-393-4200.

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