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Police release preliminary investigation into motorcycle crash on I-195 in Westport that left 20-year-old with life-threatening injuries



A motorcycle rider received life-threatening injuries after a crash near the Westport and Fall River border this morning.

According to Trooper James DeAngelis of Massachusetts State Police, at approximately 6:45 a.m. today, Troopers assigned to the Dartmouth Barracks responded to reports of a motorcycle that struck a guardrail on Route 195 westbound East of Exit 14B in Westport.

The operator, a 20-year-old man from New Bedford, was transported to Rhode Island Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

No other vehicles were involved in the crash.

Speed is believed to be a factor.

Crash Reconstruction, Crime Scene Services, and Detectives responded to the scene to investigate.

Westport EMS also responded.

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