Motorcyclists Hit State Trooper, Hit Speeds Of 130 MPH
LONGMEADOW (CBS) – State Police were looking for six motorcyclists after a dangerous incident Sunday night on a Massachusetts highway.
One of them hit a State Trooper, another struck a State Police cruiser, and several took off at speeds around 130 MPH. Two bikers escaped by speeding the wrong way on the highway.
The incident began when Troopers witnessed 10 motorcycles on Route 91 in Longmeadow committing a traffic violation and attempted to pull over the group.
Two Troopers stopped ahead of the group on each side of the road, attempting to flag them down. One of the bikers started to pull over before accelerating and hitting the Trooper. He then took off into Connecticut.
On the other side of the road, a second Trooper was standing outside his cruiser with traffic stopped when he tried to flag down another motorcycle.
That motorcycle also started to pull over before accelerating down the breakdown lane between stopped traffic, striking the cruiser’s open door.
Neither Trooper was hurt.
Police say the motorcycles hit speeds of 130 mph or more as they escaped into Connecticut.
Two other motorcyclists spun around and took off going the wrong way in the southbound lanes of I-91.
Troopers were able to stop four of the bikes. Police say those riders were from Holyoke. They believe the other riders may have been from the area as well.
Police are looking for help finding those other riders who took off. They say the bikes all appeared to be foreign-made.
One of the motorcycles that took off had Mass. dealer plate DLN 8378A on it, which had been reported stolen.