Farmington, CT (July 8, 2019) – A motorcyclist was struck and injured by a hit-and-run driver on Saturday, July 6, and the suspect has been arrested, according to authorities. Police stated that the incident took place on Interstate 84, near Exit 39 in Farmington, at approximately 4:45 a.m.
According to police, the motorcyclist stopped for a short time on the right shoulder and then pulled back out into the roadway when he was struck by a Ford Explorer. The driver of the Explorer, identified as Michael Rios, 26, of Hartford, fled the scene before abandoning the vehicle on the Exit 39 off-ramp.
The victim was ejected from his motorcycle during the collision, which left him with serious injuries. Authorities stated that a teen stopped his vehicle and assisted the victim until responders arrived. The unidentified victim was last stated to be in serious condition and Rios was apprehended by Farmington Police shortly after the incident.
We would first like to take a moment to wish for the victim's full recovery from all injuries.
Motorcycle Accidents in Connecticut
Too many people sadly lose their lives or suffer serious injuries in Connecticut motorcycle accidents each and every year. This is particularly true when a blatantly reckless or criminal driver is involved. Motorcyclists often suffer catastrophic or fatal injuries in accidents as they are just as exposed as a bicyclist or pedestrian at the time of impact.
Victims and loved ones who are not only devastated are often left with the immense financial burdens that follow a sudden injury. It is important for victims to contact a personal injury attorney after an unexpected collision due to the negligent actions of another person.
For nearly 30 years, our Connecticut accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Paul Levin have been helping victims and their families obtain the compensation they deserve. Our attorneys work diligently in order to ensure that those who are harmed by the actions of others are able to cover the immense costs associated with an accident. Contact our law office at (860) 322-5302 to see how we can help you today.
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