The crash between the motorcycle and pickup truck happened at the intersection of Broad and High streets.
BRIDGEWATER — A motorcyclist suffered life-threatening injuries in a collision with a pickup truck Wednesday night, officials said.
Police and firefighters responded to a report of a motorcycle crash near Broad and High streets about 9:21 p.m. after receiving several 911 calls.We can deliver news just like this directly to your inbox. You can sign up for This Just In (a daily 7:30 p.m. newsletter with items we've posted that day), News Alerts (so you don't miss anything important) and more. It's customized to your preferences -- and it'll only take a few seconds.
The motorcyclist, a 22-year-old East Bridgewater man, was found lying in the roadway unconscious and suffering from serious, life-threatening injuries, according to police and fire officials.
Paramedics and police officers immediately began rendering aid to the man, who was taken by ambulance to the St. Thomas Aquinas Church parking lot on Center Street, where he was then flown by medical helicopter to Boston Medical Center.
"He suffered very serious injuries and was undergoing extensive surgery early this morning," said Fire Chief Thomas Levy. "He was in grave condition. It's just unfortunate."
Police Capt. Thomas Schlatz said Thursday morning that the 22-year-old victim was in critical condition.
Officials did not release his identity.
The driver of the pickup truck involved in the crash, a 53-year-old Bridgewater man, suffered minor injuries, Schlatz said, and he was taken by a Bridgewater ambulance to Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton.
The cause of the crash is being investigated by Bridgewater police. An accident reconstruction unit was requested to respond to the scene to assist in the investigation.
A sheriff's deputy with the Plymouth County Bureau of Criminal Investigation responded to photograph the scene.
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