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State Police are seeking witnesses or dashboard camera footage of two separate crashes in New Britain Thursday that left two men seriously injured.
The first crash happened shortly after 1 a.m. on I-84 west near the exit 36 off-ramp.
According to the accident report, a 41-year old Hartford man was driving a Honda Accord in the the center lane of three. Preliminary reports suggest the Honda was traveling in close proximity to a white pick up truck, possibly a Ford F-150.
“For an unknown reason,” the Honda’s driver lost control of the vehicle and traveled to the right, the accident report said.
The Honda then “left the travel portion of the highway, on the right hand side, entered the roadside, and impacted the metal beam guide rail separating the roadside from the exit 36 on-ramp to I-84.”
As a result of the collision, the driver sustained serious injuries, state police said.
The second crash happened just before 5 p.m. on Route 9 north near exit 24.
A 1996 Harley-Davidson motorcycle, operated by a 51-year-old East Berlin man, was traveling in the left lane of two, the accident report said.
“At the time, another vehicle, possibly a lighter colored pick-up truck, was traveling adjacent to the motorcycle in the right lane. For an unknown reason, the operator of the motorcycle lost control and the motorcycle capsized onto its left side,” the report said.
“The operator of the motorcycle became separated from the motorcycle during this sequence, and sustained reported serious injuries as a result,” the report said.
Any witnesses to the these two collisions, or the moments just prior to, are asked to contact Trooper John Wilson, at Troop H, at (860) 534-1098 or through email at [email protected]
Furthermore, if you have information regarding the white Ford F-150, you are also asked to contact Wilson.