Wallingford Man Badly Hurt in Motorcycle Crash

A 23-year-old Wallingford man suffered life-threatening injuries when his motorcycle and an SUV collided on North Colony Road and Pent Highway in Wallingford on Thursday afternoon.

Police said the 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2015 KTM RC390 sport-motorcycle collided at 2:24 p.m. and the motorcyclist Tyler Sweeney, 23, of Wallingford, sustained potentially life-threatening head injuries.

He was brought to Yale New Haven Hospital and admitted.

His passenger, Jessica Keib, 22, of Wallingford, is listed in stable condition and is being treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Police said it appears the driver of the Jeep, a 61-year-old Meriden man, was making a left turn from North Colony Road to Pent Highway and travelled into the path of the motorcycle.

He was brought to MidState Medical Center to be evaluated. His his front seat passenger was not injured.

Anyone who witnessed this crash should call Officer James Knowlton at 203-294-2817.

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