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Section of Route 202 in South Hadley Back Open Following Motorcycle Crash

SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. (WGGB) — Police blocked off a section of Route 202 going towards Granby in South Hadley for hours tonight following an accident there involving a motorcycle and a sedan.

The crash happened around 5:30 p.m. in the area of Columbia Street near Granby Road which is also Route 202.

The South Hadley Police Department kept the road closed until shortly after 10:00 p.m.   During that time officers re-directed traffic onto Brigham Road while emergency personnel worked the scene.

The motorcycle was severely damaged in the crash and the sedan suffered back-end damage as well.

No word yet on the condition of the motorcyclist or if anyone else was injured in this incident, however neighbors reported seeing two ambulances leave the scene with a patient aboard each.

When we mentioned to Granby Police Sgt. Gary Poehler that witnesses were saying the motorcycle was going very fast, Poehler told us, “The motorcyclist was most definitely speeding.”

Poehler went on to explain that the operator was clocked at going over 100 mph when going by one of their cruisers in Granby just prior to the crash in South Hadley.   At that time they chose not to pursue the motorcyclist for safety reasons.

The motorcycle ended up crashing in South Hadley over a mile-and-a-half from where the Granby officer last saw it.

South Hadley police continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding this crash.

South Hadley Motorcycle Accident

photo courtesy Rickey and Dani Thomas

photo courtesy Rickey and Dani Thomas


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  • Jackson61374

    Granby PD put our a surrounding town call advising that this MC was observed operating at 100MPH+ down rt 202. Shortly after the call, South Hadley got the call regarding the collision.

  • Na2013

    i dont ride mine no more

  • cd

    If only it had a loud pipe, this never would’ve happened…

  • Larry62463

    I was the first person to ad the bike rider and he was not dead at the and will pull threw from what I was told .His first name is Alex I know this because he told me when he came to from being knocked out from the impact .the lady he hit will also be ok .

  • Na2013

    hi debbie i am nai lol

  • saneamd

    I am very alive, thanks God … But i dont rememer anything at all

  • Na2013

    saneamd are u the motorcycle rider well god bless u and u remeber little by little i was on one of those and im still putting things together i common for the loss memory i was coming off the highway ct and a drunk hit and i spun out of control so god dont want us up their yet ill keep praying for u

  • saneamd

    Thank you very much,,, we bein stupid sometimes but God still loves us… I just consider it a lesson and probablly not gonna ride again, im in a very good condition, just fractured arm