Police ID Motorcyclist Injured in Torrington Crash

A motorcyclist who hit a Ford Escape in Torrington on Sunday afternoon is in serious, but stable condition, according to police.

A teen driving a Ford Escape was trying to pull out of Birden Street onto Highland Avenue at 4:05 p.m. when the motorcycle Paul Ledda, 27, of Torrington, was driving hit the driver’s side door of the Escape, police said.

An ambulance brought Ledda to Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, then LifeStar flew him to Hartford Hospital to be treated for internal injuries and several broken bones.

Police said it appears that Ledda was not wearing a helmet.

The driver of the Ford Escape is over 16, but is still a juvenile and police have not released the teen’s name.

There was extensive damage to both vehicles and Highland Avenue was closed for several hours while police investigated.

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