Motorcyclist seriously hurt in Enfield crash - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Motorcyclist seriously hurt in Enfield crash


An Enfield motorcyclist is recovering in the hospital Monday morning after being struck while on his bike along Route 5.

Enfield Police said 56-year-old Jerry Gatten was riding along Route 5 near the intersection of the Interstate 91 northbound, exit 49, around 9:45 p.m. Sunday when he was struck by an SUV.

Officer said the driver of the SUV, 34-year-old Jill Michaud of Enfield, was operating the vehicle under the influence when she struck Gatten. She was arrested and charged with DUI.

Gatten was transported to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, MA, for what officers are calling serious injuries.

Route 5 was closed for several hours as Enfield Police and members of the METRO Traffic Reconstruction Services investigated the crash. The roadway has since reopened.

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash or has any information is asked to call the Enfield Police Traffic Division at 860-763-8920.

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