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Motorcyclist Escapes Serious Injury In Danbury Crash

Danbury police officers and the motorcyclist examine the crash scene Tuesday on Town Hill Avenue.
Danbury police officers and the motorcyclist examine the crash scene Tuesday on Town Hill Avenue. Photo Credit: Karen Tensa
Police, fire and ambulance all responded to the scene of the car vs. motorcycle crash on Town Hill Avenue in Danbury late Tuesday morning.
Police, fire and ambulance all responded to the scene of the car vs. motorcycle crash on Town Hill Avenue in Danbury late Tuesday morning. Photo Credit: Karen Tensa
A motorcyclist shows some scrapes on his side and his leg from the crash Tuesday in Danbury.
A motorcyclist shows some scrapes on his side and his leg from the crash Tuesday in Danbury. Photo Credit: Karen Tensa
The motorcycle landed along the curb on Town Hill Avenue in Danbury after a collision with a car.
The motorcycle landed along the curb on Town Hill Avenue in Danbury after a collision with a car. Photo Credit: Karen Tensa

updated: DANBURY, Conn. — A motorcyclist was able to walk away with no serious injuries after he was struck by a car backing out of a driveway on Tuesday morning in Danbury, police said.

The crash occurred at about 11:40 a.m. on Town Hill Avenue near Cottage Street, police said.

Police officers responded from a problem at a nearby Metro-North train crossing where a car hit and knocked over a gate.

The accident occurred when Leticia Sanango-Pulgarin, 25, of New Milford, was pulling out of the driveway of 52 Town Hill Ave. in her VW Jetta, police said. She did not see Bagner Suarez-Talavera, 23, of Danbury, who heading north on Town Hill Avenue on his motorcycle, and struck the motorcycle, police said.

Suarez-Talavera was issued an infraction on a charge of operating a motorcycle without the proper endorsement, police said.

Sanango-Pulgarin was issued an infraction on a charge of failure to grant right of way from a driveway, police said.

Suarez-Talavera was transported to Danbury Hospital for minor injuries.

Fire personnel and an ambulance arrived at the scene, and EMTs checked the motorcyclist, who pointed to scrapes on his side and his leg from the fall.

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