Motorcycle rider taken to hospital after crash in Westfield

The rider was thrown from the motorcycle

WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A crash between a motorcycle and a small SUV caused traffic issues on Route 20 in Westfield, late Monday morning.

Westfield Police Lt. Jay Pitoniak told 22News that around 10:00 a.m., the SUV’s driver apparently didn’t see the motorcycle as he pulled out from Expert Fitness on Springfield Road. He said the rider was thrown from the bike after colliding with the SUV.

Lt. Pitoniak said the motorcycle rider was taken to Baystate Medical Center, and is expected to survive. Police issued a citation to the SUV driver. Their identities have not been released at this time.

The roadway was temporarily shut down as the vehicles were cleared away; police were directing traffic through the area of the crash.

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