MIDDLEBOROUGH – Chief Joseph Perkins reports that the Middleborough Police department is investigating a serious motor vehicle crash involving a minivan and a motorcycle that left the motorcyclist with life-threatening injuries.
On Tuesday, Sept. 21 at 8:55 p.m., Middleborough Police and Fire responded to the area near 83 Plymouth St. for a report of a motor vehicle crash. Upon arrival, rescuers found a 2002 Harley Davidson motorcycle had been struck by a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica minivan, and there was serious damage to the motorcycle.
The motorcycle rider, identified as a 55-year-old Kingston man, sustained multiple traumatic injuries in the crash. He was taken by Brewster Ambulance Service to a local hospital with serious injuries.
The operator of the Chrysler, identified as a 45-year-old Brockton man, remained at the scene and is cooperating with police at this time. A preliminary investigation indicates that the Chrysler crossed the double yellow line and struck the motorcycle, however the investigation is in its early stages.
The driver of the minivan declined medical treatment.
There is an additional police presence in the area because an adult female passenger of the minivan fled from the scene, as reported to police by witnesses, and police are currently searching for her.
This remains an active and ongoing investigation, and motorists are urged to avoid the area.