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UPDATED: Motorcyclist seriously injured in New London crash

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New London — A 22-year-old motorcyclist was seriously injured early Sunday night when he was involved in an accident with a minivan on Montauk Avenue.

New London Police Capt. Matthew Galante said in a news release Monday that the man had potentially life-threatening injuries and was taken to Lawrence + Memorial Hospital by ambulance and then taken to Yale New Haven Hospital. He was listed in stable condition as of Monday morning.

The crash occurred at 6:17 p.m. at the intersection of Orchard Street. The driver of the minivan declined treatment. 

The road was reopened at 8:30 p.m. The crash occurred just four hours after the annual Blessing of the Bikes motorcycle event in the city.   

Galante said the investigation into the accident remains active.

"Anyone with information concerning this accident is encouraged to contact the New London Police Department at 860-447-5269, ext. 0 or anonymous information may be submitted via the New London Tips 411 system by texting NLPDTip plus the information to Tip411," according to the news release.

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