Ludlow man hurt in motorcycle crash

Ludlow police said a car backing out of a driveway "clipped the bike"


LUDLOW, Mass. (WWLP) – There have now been two motorcycle crashes in each of the first two days of spring in western Massachusetts.

A 23-year-old Ludlow man was hurt when his motorcycle collided with a car on Center Street in Ludlow shortly after 7:00 p.m. Tuesday.

Ludlow Police Sgt. Brian Shameklis told 22News the bike was heading North on Center Street when it came in contact with a car backing out of a driveway. He said, “It’s likely that charges will be brought. It appears the motorcycle was speeding.”

Sgt. Shameklis said the motorcycle rider was conscious and talking with police when he was loaded into the ambulance that brought him to the hospital. A tow truck took the motorcycle away on a flatbed.

Just one day before, a Springfield man lost his life when his motorcycle hit a guard rail at the Exit 3 off-ramp on I-291 Westbound in Springfield.

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