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Sunday Update: Parties in Somers Motorcycle Accident Named

The accident happened at the intersection of Four Bridges Road and Springfield Road.

Updated, Sunday, 5:00 p.m.

A car travelling south on Route 83 in Somers entered the path of a motorcycle travelling north on the same road when the car tried to turn left onto Four Bridges Road, according to an accident information summary from State Police Troop C.

Kenneth Bregoli, 59, of West Springfield, MA, and Debra Hiller, 48, of East Longmeadow, MA, were the motorcycle's driver and passenger, respectively. Both are in stable condition at Hartford Hospital.

Margaret T. Patterson, 84, of Enfield, was the driver of the car and was not injured in the crash.

The accident was still under investigation by Troop C as of Sunday afternoon.

Updated, Saturday 6:05 p.m.

State police say that the man and woman who were injured in the accident are in stable condition at Hartford Hospital. They were transported to Johnson Memorial Hospital where they were then taken to Hartford Hospital by LifeStar helicopter. 

A spokesman for the state police said that an elderly female went to take a left onto Four Bridges Road and cut in front of the motorcycle. She received only minor injuries. 

The road reopened at 6:05 p.m.

Original Story

State police and emergency personnel are responding to an accident involving a motorcycle at the intersection of Four Bridges Road and Springfield Road in Somers.

The accident happened at around 3:45 p.m.

The occupants of the motorcycle – a male and a female – were both taken away in ambulances. It is unclear as to the extent of their injuries, though a witness said that the injuries appeared extensive.

Andrew Beaudry, who lives in the home on the corner of Four Bridges Road and Springfield Road, heard the accident and came out. He said that both of the occupants of the motorcycle appeared to be badly injured.

"There are always accidents right here," he said. "They should put in a light. This is the worst accident that I've seen here. Motorcycle accidents are always bad."

Springfield Road is closed from Michele Drive past the cemetery. Four Bridges Road is closed by Sokol Road.

Check back with Ellington-Somers Patch for updates.

JFeigs March 19, 2012 at 01:08 PM
I live just a few houses down from that intersection and I agree - a light needs to be installed there!
amber March 19, 2012 at 03:33 PM
this is a close friend of Mines father please Pray for a speedy recovery
rdsoxlou March 19, 2012 at 07:38 PM
I also agree on a light at that intersection. I do pray for thier recovery I have a lot of friends who ride bikes. You also have to ask at what point do you stop driving for safety reasons due to age?
Beth Hensel, PMP March 19, 2012 at 07:53 PM
When are cars going to realize they do not own the road. This is very similar to an accident last week where the motoecyclist lost his life. Before you turn in front of a bike, ask yourself, would I make the turn if that was a tractor trailer? Share the roads, pqy attention, and save a life. Please.
Kate Brown March 21, 2012 at 02:57 AM
I agree there needs to be an age at which you give up the keys... Reaction time slows with age ! With Gods help the 2 motorcyclists may be able to walk someday. Drivers need to be more aware of bikes On the road.
Kathy Fila June 14, 2012 at 09:58 AM
Debbie, You wer prayed for by the whole church.Believe in god that he will heal you. I am so glad you are alive today Kathy Fila

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