Fatal motorcycle accident shuts down part of Route 6

Full story: WTNH Hartford, New Haven and Connecticut

Preliminary investigation indicates that a motorcycle heading Eastbound on Colt Road struck a passenger car which was traveling Westbound.
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Steve L

La Porte, IN

#1 Mar 23, 2008
If this was the fault of the car driver they should be charged and sent to prison
Danny

Taunton, MA

#2 Mar 24, 2008
I think it was the Motorcycle's fault though..
Randy

Shelton, CT

#3 Mar 24, 2008
No dispersions just a flat fact, weather is getting warm folks, gota look closer when changing lannes. The bikers are out, see them every where. They also have a right to the road ways and be safe while driving their bikes.

Since: Mar 08

East Haddam, CT

#4 Mar 24, 2008
With the price of gas constantly going up I'm sure we'll see more and more motorcycleist's on the road. And as statistics have shown in the past, there will be more and more motorcycle accident's and unfortunatly the death's that are associated with them. Everyone please use extra care....
B Monster

Newington, CT

#5 Mar 24, 2008
We're going to miss this guy terribly. No matter who's fault this accident was, it won't replace our friend. The only thing I can ask is that anyone that might have witnessed what happened to please come forward and help law enforcement figure out what happened. Please everyone, the weather is getting warmer and there will be a lot of bikers out, please make sure you look and look again if you have to before merging or pulling out into traffic, there might just be a biker there. RIP bro.
a friend

Cheshire, CT

#6 Mar 24, 2008
terrible thing to happen to a wonderful guy. Our hearts are heavy, we'll miss you terribly. My prayers go out to your family.
Kane

Atlanta, GA

#7 Mar 24, 2008
I will miss you terribly my friend. You are good friend and were a great rider. You were a huge part of our community. We all here at BoRn will remember you.
Sad

Sandy Hook, CT

#8 Mar 24, 2008
You could be the most careful person in the world on a motorcycle and it does not matter. People do not watch what they are doing and do not pay attention when they drive. I use to have a Harley, I could not tell you how many times I was cut off. They would pull in front of me or start turning into my lane without even looking. The wife made me sell when I was almost killed on it by a young female driver. She was on her CELL PHONE when she cliped the back of my bike. I lived but could not walk for 3 months. I bet the driver of the bike was cut off.
Mike

Newtown, CT

#9 Mar 24, 2008
I never met him but talked to him many times online we were on the same web forum.(I'm from CT). It is amazing how quickly things can change. He was talem far far to young.

R.I.P Brother :(

Everyone out there share the road with motorcycles. It may save the life of someone you know.
Matty

Manchester, CT

#10 Mar 24, 2008
RIP bro...you will be missed
Courtney

Waterbury, CT

#11 Mar 24, 2008
He was a great kid, rest in peace.
Mary

Sandy Hook, CT

#12 Mar 24, 2008
I just met him Friday. He was a nice guy. Rest In Peace.
Kevin

Newington, CT

#13 Mar 24, 2008
As a biker I to have seen this when riding.Please people for the love of God please be extremlly carefull as bike season is alredy here.I dont know this man but my heart goes out to his family and friends.He will be missed as a friend and a fellow biker. Rest in Peace God loves you!!
Derek

Manchester, NH

#14 Mar 24, 2008
Rest in peace man. My prayers are with you
THE PEST

Bronx, NY

#15 Mar 24, 2008
Speed safely next time!
Evan

Hamden, CT

#16 Mar 24, 2008
I'm gonna miss you man. I never would have imagined it would happen to you. Rest in peace bro. Thanks for being there for me when it happened to me.
a witness

Hartford, CT

#17 Mar 24, 2008
a few observations...

1) It sucks that he died, RIP
2) This was by no means the cars fault (someone in the car went to the hospital because of his carelessness)
3) I was 2-3 cars in front of the car he hit head-on and thankful that he missed me
4) He gunned the throttle, sped around traffic, easily going 15-20+ over speed limit on an uphill section of road, and his bike started to wobble violently
5) He ended up wiping out and (presumably) smacking head on into oncoming traffic (I did not see the actual impact in my rear view mirror)
6) No one cut him off or forced his aggressive driving
7) The only reason I was even watching my mirror was that I was expecting him to do a wheelie
8) He chose a very poor time on a busy road to be a showoff with his bike
9) Motorcycle drivers like him give the rest a bad reputation
10) Again, no disrespect .. just stating the facts
tankslapper

United States

#18 Mar 24, 2008
Thanks for posting, Witness.
dan

United States

#19 Mar 24, 2008
Evan wrote:
I'm gonna miss you man. I never would have imagined it would happen to you. Rest in peace bro. Thanks for being there for me when it happened to me.
where was he from?
dan

United States

#20 Mar 24, 2008
Mary wrote:
I just met him Friday. He was a nice guy. Rest In Peace.
where was he from ?

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