Motorcyclist injured in Northside crash

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BENNINGTON — A motorcyclist was injured on Northside Drive after a collision between his black motorcycle and a silver Jeep SUV Tuesday afternoon.

The man was transported to Southwestern Vermont Medical Center for further evaluation. Bennington Police Chief Paul Doucette, who was at the scene, said that the man seemed alert and oriented when he was placed into the ambulance, but could give no further information about his condition. The driver of the of the Jeep was not severely injured, and was speaking with officers at the scene.

Doucette said that the motorcyclist, whose identity has not been released, was traveling in the turning lane near Cumberland Farms when the two vehicles collided. He said that interviews were being conducted with witnesses and the causes of the crash had not yet been determined.

The crash occurred just prior to 12:40 p.m., and the motorcyclist was removed from the scene at approximately 12:55 p.m. The Jeep, the front bumper of which had fallen off and was lying in the roadway, was driven off the roadway and into the parking lot of the nearby Shell gas station. LeBlanc's Auto towed the motorcycle from the scene. Westbound traffic was opened at about 1:15 p.m., after the motorcycle was removed from the roadway, and eastbound traffic resumed a few minutes later.

Derek Carson can be reached at dcarson@benningtonbanner.com, at @DerekCarsonBB on Twitter and 802-447-7567, ext. 122.

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