MERIDEN — A motorcycle driver sustained serious injuries crashing into the front of another vehicle after performing a wheelie on Broad Street Wednesday night, police said.
Police responded to the area of 934 Broad St. just after 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Sgt. Michael Boothroyd said in a release Thursday. Officers found a motorcycle driver, identified as Daivon Amar Rosa, 22, of Meriden struck the front end of a Jeep that was turning into the Shell Gas station, Boothroyd said. Rosa was taken to the Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain for serious injuries. The driver of the Jeep, Gary Williams, 52, of Meriden, was not injured.
Police investigating were told by witnesses that a group of motorcycles were being driven south on Broad Street at a high speed and were performing stunts in the road, Boothroyd stated.
Only one of the motorcycles had a working headlight, he said. One of the motorcycles had just performed a “wheelie” when it then struck the Jeep, Boothroyd said.
The Jeep had been heading north on Broad Street and making a left turn into the gas station, Boothroyd said. The three other motorcycle drivers initially fled the scene but returned to try hiding the crashed motorcycle behind the gas station, Boothroyd said. They left in an unknown direction.
The crash reconstruction team is investigating the crash. Witnesses are asked to contact Officer Giambrone or Sgt. Stanley Zajac at 203-630-6201.