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High speed motorcycle versus pedestrian crash in Fall River results in serious injuries, operator cited



A teenager was seriously injured after being hit by a motorcycle on Saturday evening.

According to Sgt. Moses Pereira, just after 7:15 p.m., officers responded to the 200 block of William S. Canning Blvd, in response to reports of an accident involving a motorcycle and a pedestrian.

Upon arrival, Officers Joseph Bailey and David St. Laurent located two individuals requiring medical attention. One was a 15-year-old female pedestrian and the other a 27-year-old man who operated a motorcycle.

During their investigation, officers discovered that two men on motorcycles had been traveling south on William S. Canning Blvd. at a high rate of speed.

In the area of the CVS Pharmacy, a vehicle had stopped in the left southbound lane to allow the juvenile female to cross the street. The vehicle in the right lane also began to slow down to allow the female to cross.

As this occurred, one of the motorcycles weaved through traffic and around the vehicle in front of him at a high rate of speed. He would then strike the girl as she was crossing the street in front of the two vehicles which allowed her to cross.

The teen was transported to Hasbro Children’s hospital with serious, non-life-threatening injuries. The operator of the motorcycle was transported to Rhode Island hospital with minor injuries. He was also cited for Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle and speeding.

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