Motorcyclist in Critical Condition After Meriden Hit-and-Run

A motorcyclist is in critical condition after a hit-and-run crash in Meriden and police are looking for the driver who left the scene.

Police have identified the motorcyclist as Anthony Wilson and said they believe the other vehicle involved in the crash is a dark colored Mazda 3.

The crash happened at 11:20 p.m. on Sunday near 47 North Avenue and police found Wilson suffering from serious head, neck, chest and leg injuries.

LifeStar medical helicopter transported him to Hartford Hospital, where he is listed in critical condition. The driver of the other vehicle had left the scene.

Police said it appears that Wilson was traveling west on North Avenue when the other vehicle pulled onto the street, possibly from a parking spot in front of 47 North Avenue.

The crash happened in the middle of the street and Wilson’s motorcycle hit the driver’s side of the car, then he lost control and hit two parked vehicles on the opposite side of the road, police said.

Based on evidence gathered at the scene, police said earlier this week that they were looking for a dark colored Mazda 3 that might be missing taillight and have a broken rear window or broken driver’s side window.

The car also has dents and marks on the driver’s side consistent with a motor vehicle crash, police said.

Police said on Wednesday morning that they found a car believed to be involved

The Meriden Police Accident Reconstruction Unit is investigating. Anyone with information about the crash should call Officer Christian Rodriguez at (203) 630-6215 or Lt. Thomas Cossette at (203) 630-6256.

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