HARTFORD – One man died and another was injured yesterday after an accident, involving two motorcycles and a truck that collided on Loomis and Windsor streets, police said.
The 41-year-old man who was the operator of the Suzuki was transported to Hartford Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
His identity is not being released pending family notifications, police said.
The other motorcycle was operated by a Sherwayne Daniels, 27, of East Hartford. Daniels was transported to Hartford Hospital where he was treated and released, according to a police press release.
The third person involved in this accident was Jeffrey Rodriguez, 41, of Hartford. Rodriguez was transported to Saint Francis Hospital where he was treated and released.
Police gave this report of the accident:
On Sunday, Aug. 2, 2009 at 2:00 a.m Hartford Police, Fire and EMS were called to the intersection of Windsor Street and Loomis Street for a motor vehicle crash.
Upon arrival, Oofficers found that a 2006 Suzuki GSXR 600 motorcycle collided with a 2006 Ford F-150. A second motorcycle, a 2006 Yamaha R6, lost control and slid on its side but did not contact the truck.
The Ford F-150 was operated by a Jeffrey Rodriguez.
Evidence at the scene suggests thatRodriguez was operating the Ford F-150 north on Windsor Street and initiated a left turn to enter westbound Loomis Street, police said.
The two motorcycles were traveling south on Windsor Street when both observed the truck entering into a turning maneuver. Daniels attempted to stop and the operator of the Suzuki was unable to stop or avoid the turning vehicle and collided with the front end of the truck, police said.
The operator of the Suzuki was wearing a protective helmet at the time of the crash, police said.
The speed of the motorcycle is a factor in the crash, police said.