Fatal Motorcycle Crash on Route 80 in North Branford

A pickup truck and a Harley-Davidson with two passengers collided this morning, killing the operator of the motorcycle.

The operator of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle was killed and its passenger seriously injured when it collided with a Ford pickup truck at the intersection of White Wood Lane and Foxon Road (Route 80) just after 11 Sunday morning.

According to police, the Harley-Davidson motorcycle ended up underneath the pickup truck and bystanders initiated CPR on one victim.

The two people riding the motorcycle were critically injured and were treated by fire department paramedics and transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital Trauma Center. 

A NBPD press release stated that the "motorcycle operator's injuries were ultimately fatal. The motorcycle operator and passenger are not being identified at this time pending the notification of their next of kin."

The NBPD said that the truck was owned and operated by Archie Bailey of Guilford. He was not injured.

and EMS units, along with the responded to the scene. According to Deputy Chief Robert Colangelo, mutual aid EMS assistance was provided by American Medical Response of New Haven.

The motor vehicle accident investigation is being conducted by Officer David Sheehan under the supervision of Sgt. Mark Flanagan. Any witnesses are encouraged to contact the North Branford Police Department at 203-484-2703.

d marshock July 24, 2012 at 10:16 PM
i hope they both win the cash for life
abby July 25, 2012 at 12:01 PM
the victim was my uncle joe worrell. he was a wonderful man and will be truly missed my all of us. his passenger was a friend of his she is still in critical condition but is doing better today and we are all praying for her recovery.
Chris Hooper July 25, 2012 at 12:27 PM
Abby - So very sorry for you and your family's loss...
Paul Pohore July 26, 2012 at 12:22 PM
He was my lead man when I was working there. I enjoyed working for him. He will be missed.
Donna Caulfield July 27, 2012 at 01:38 PM
The woman was a co-worker of mine before I retired. She is a math teacher at a technicial school and a great person. I believe that she and her friend were in Iraq together and were spending the day together to "catch up." Unfortunately, I live very close to where the accident happened and heard the sirens, not knowing what happened I said a quick prayer as I always do when I hear sirens. She is going home today I believe to recover. Keep here in your prayers, she has a long road of recovery both physical and emotionally ahead of her.


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