Motorcycle crash in Monkton sends one to hospital, two cars damaged

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MONKTON — A multi-vehicle crash on Bristol Road near E View Road on the morning of May 17 sent a motorcyclist to the hospital and resulted in damage to two cars.

Vermont State Police responded to the scene at about 8:23 a.m. where they found a 2019 Harley-Davidson motorcycle, a 2017 Honda Civic, and a 2009 Subaru Outback involved in the collision.

According to the investigation, the motorcycle, operated by 53-year-old Wesley Doner of Middlebury, was attempting to pass the Honda and Subaru when the Honda, driven by 81-year-old Michael Brown of Essex Junction, signaled and began a left-hand turn.

The motorcycle struck the rear end of the Civic and the driver’s side of the Subaru, operated by 65-year-old Kenneth Hastings of Bridport.

Doner, who was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, was ejected from the motorcycle and suffered a broken wrist and spinal fracture.

He was transported to UVM Medical Center for treatment.

The operators of the other vehicles were wearing seat belts and reported no injuries.

The motorcycle was totaled, while the Civic sustained rear-end contact damage and the Subaru suffered driver’s-side contact damage.

Troopers were assisted at the scene by the Bristol Rescue Squad and Monkton Fire Department.

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