Motorcyclist transported to Worcester with leg injury following Warwick accident

Staff Writer
Published: 10/9/2020 4:05:59 PM
Modified: 10/9/2020 4:05:53 PM

WARWICK — A 55-year-old man was transported to the trauma center at UMass Memorial Health Care in Worcester and is in stable condition after being injured in a motorcycle accident on Route 78 on Friday afternoon.

According to Police Chief David Shoemaker, the man was traveling with a group of roughly 10 other motorcyclists heading north along Route 78. The group was traveling from the New York area to New Hampshire when the accident occurred, roughly 1½ miles north of the Fire Station, at approximately 12:35 p.m.

“The single operator failed to negotiate a curve and struck the guard rail,” Shoemaker explained.

The man suffered a leg injury, although Shoemaker said the full extent of the injury was unclear. He said the motorcyclist was conscious and alert when first responders arrived, as well as while he was being transported to the trauma center in Worcester.

Responding alongside the Warwick Police Department was the Warwick Fire Department and Orange EMS. Northfield Police officers also responded to help guide traffic while the road was closed. Shoemaker said the scene was cleared in roughly an hour.

Zack DeLuca can be reached at or 413-930-4579.

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