Police Search for Driver Who Fled After Crash

One person is hospitalized after a car and dirk bike crashed in Plainfield on Monday night and police are searching for the driver who fled the scene. 

Police said they received several 911 calls at 9:15 p.m. reporting the crash near Maries Package store, at 30 Lake St. in the Moosup section. 

The car was gone and officers found glass in the road and a red Honda dirt bike off the roadway with front-end damage. 

Officers then received several reports that the driver of the dirt bike also left the scene and officers spotted a man running in the distance, so they chased him and determined f he was the driver of the dirt bike, police said. 

Police identified him as Benjamin Harman, 32, of Sterling, and said he was brought to Backus Emergency Room in Norwich. 

The car that left the scene is dark colored and has a loud exhaust. 

Police are investigating.

Anyone with information about the crash should call Officer D. Wolfburg of the Plainfield Police Department at 860-564-0804.

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