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Motorcyclist Seriously Injured in Crash in Barkhamsted

A motorcyclist has serious injuries after a crash in Barkhamsted on Sunday night.

According to police, 34-year-old Gary Schwartz, of Ansonia, was driving southbound on Route 219 in Barkhamsted, north of Ratlum Road in New Hartford around 5:00 p.m.

Schwartz drifted off the southbound shoulder before losing control on the grass. His motorcycle then re-entered the southbound section of the roadway before landing on its side.

First responders found Schwartz laying on the southbound side of Route 219 next to his motorcycle.

Schwartz had a head injury and was transported to Hartford Hospital by LifeStar, police said.

The accident remains under investigation. Anyone with information about the accident is asked to contact police at (860) 626-1820.

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