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Saturday, December 23, 2006

Crash injures motorcyclist on Route 20

SHREWSBURY

A motorcyclist was seriously injured in front of Willikerís Tex-Me & BBQ on Route 20 yesterday afternoon during heavy holiday traffic.

The motorcyclist, age 51, was driving eastbound on Route 20 about 1:30 p.m. when he apparently hit a green Nissan Pathfinder and was tossed from the motorcycle, police said.

Police did not release the names of those involved in the accident. The man was taken by ambulance to UMass Memorial Medical Center ó University Campus in Worcester. The man had a neck brace on, according to witnesses.

The front of the motorcycle was damaged severely. The Pathfinder had a large puncture in the rear passenger-side quarter panel about the size of a basketball.

Police closed the eastbound side of Route 20 near the accident scene, which is near Route 9 and the Christmas Tree Shops shopping plaza. Police are investigating the cause of the accident.

-- Telegram & Gazette of Worcester

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