Motorcyclist Airlifted via LIFE STAR after Sunday Morning Crash at 179, 202 in Canton
November 23, 2014
A motorcyclist was airlifted from the scene of a Canton crash late Sunday morning.
A crash between the motorcyclist and a car occurred at the intersection of Routes 179 and 202 near Saybrook Fish House and Ocean State Job Lot.
The patient was flown via Hartford Hospital’s LIFE STAR helicopter shortly before 11:30 a.m. Police described the injuries as serious in nature but did not offer any other details or immediately release a name.
Members of the Canton Volunteer Fire and EMS Department and a UConn paramedic tended to the patient before LIFE STAR Landed.
The North Central Municipal Accident Reconstruction Team is assisting the Canton Police Department with the investigation. Portions of the roadways were closed for hours by Fire Police with the town of Canton Volunteer Fire and EMS Department.
The accident is under investigation and no charges have been filed, police said. Any witnesses are asked to call police at (860) 693-0221.
UPDATE: November 24, 2014
Canton Police Reported that the Motorcyclist was listed in Critical Condition
A motorcyclist seriously injured in an accident at the intersection of Routes 179 and 202 on Sunday morning was listed in critical condition late Wednesday morning, police said.
That motorcyclist was Scott Suydam, 57, of Farmington, police said Wednesday. He was involved in a crash shortly before 11 a.m. Sunday with a vehicle driven by Fredrick Peruch, 71, of Rocky Hill, police said.
Suydam was airlifted from the scene by LIFE STAR after being initially attended to by a crew from the town of Canton Volunteer Fire and EMS Department with a UConn medic.
The department also worked the scene and fire police closed portions of the roads for hours as the North Central Municipal Accident Reconstruction Team responded to assist the Canton Police Department in investigating the accident.
The investigation is still active and no charges have been filed.