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18-year-old motorcycle rider killed after collision with two other vehicles in Plymouth County




BRIDGEWATER — Police Chief Christopher Delmonte reports that a fatal motorcycle crash in Bridgewater is under investigation.

On Thursday, at approximately 4:15 p.m., Bridgewater Police and Fire responded to the area of 1001 Bedford Street for reports of a crash involving a motorcycle and van.

Upon arrival, rescuers located a 2006 Kawasaki motorcycle with significant damage. The motorcycle operator, an 18-year-old male from Bridgewater, had sustained severe injuries and was found lying in the northbound lane of Bedford Street.

Responders also observed a 2014 Ford economy van and a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee that had sustained damage during the crash.

An initial investigation determined that the 2006 Kawasaki motorcycle was traveling south on Bedford Street at a high rate of speed in the breakdown lane while passing vehicles on the right. The motorcycle then allegedly collided with the Ford van, which had been traveling northbound and was taking a left. After colliding with the van, the motorcycle and its operator veered into the northbound lane and collided with the Jeep.

The motorcycle operator was transported to a local hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. Their name is not being released at this time pending notification of next of kin.

The other drivers remained on scene after the crash and did not report any injuries. They cooperated with police at the scene.

The incident remains under investigation by the Bridgewater Police Department. Bridgewater Police were assisted by the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Department Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Raynham Police’s Accident Reconstruction Unit.

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