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Two on motorcycle seriously injured in Swansea crash

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SWANSEA — Chief Marc Haslam reports that the Swansea Police Department is investigating a serious motor vehicle crash involving a motorcycle that took place on Saturday.

At approximately 2:05 p.m. Saturday, Swansea Police responded to the intersection of Hortonville Road and Arrowhead Court for a report of a motor vehicle crash.

Upon arrival, officers located a 2014 Toyota Rav4 SUV that had collided with a 1999 Honda VT1100 motorcycle.

Both the operator of the motorcycle, a 44-year-old Somerset man, and his passenger, a 43-year-old East Providence, Rhode Island woman, were suffering from serious injuries. They were both transported by Swansea Fire ambulances to Rhode Island Hospital. Their conditions were unknown as of Sunday afternoon.

The driver of the SUV, a 33-year-old Bristol, Rhode Island man, was not injured in the crash.

The initial investigation indicates that the SUV was travelling north on Hortonville Road and made a left turn toward Arrowhead Court. The motorcycle was travelling south on Hortonville Road when the vehicles collided.

Hortonville Road was closed for approximately two hours while first responders were on scene.

The crash remains under investigation by Swansea Police Patrolman Zachary Souza and the Swansea Police Accident Reconstruction Team.

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