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Motorcycle Crashes After Bear Runs Onto Route 202 In Litchfield County

Two people were injured when a bear ran in front of their motorcycle.
Two people were injured when a bear ran in front of their motorcycle. Photo Credit: Google Maps street view

Two area residents out for a Sunday drive were injured after a bear ran in front of their motorcycle, causing them to crash after clipping the animal.

The crash occurred around 1:35 p.m. Sunday on the Litchfield Turnpike (Route 202), said Connecticut State Trooper Kelly Grant.

According to Grant, Paul Padua and Theresa Kochiss-Padua, both of Norfolk in Litchfield County, were traveling eastbound on a 2014 Harley Davidson when a bear ran in front of them, hitting the motorcycle.

Both received minor injuries and were transported to Danbury Hospital for treatment.

The bear ran from the area.

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