A motorcyclist was killed after he collided with the passenger side of a Toyota Corolla at the intersection of Route 1 and George Street in Plainville on Thursday. (Staff photo by Mark Stockwell)
Victim's name not being released
PLAINVILLE - A 42-year-old man was killed Thursday afternoon when the motorcycle he was riding collided with a car at Route 1 and George Street.
The victim, whose name and address were still being withheld by police late Thursday night, was taken by Plainville ambulance to Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro, where he was pronounced dead, Plainville police Lt. James Alfred said.
The man suffered severe head injuries and extensive internal injuries, fire Lt. Robert Skinner said.
He was thrown about 10 feet from the motorcycle after the impact.
"Being in the condition he was in, we took him to the closest facility," Skinner said.
The cyclist was wearing a helmet, but it was a "skull cap" type that doesn't provide full protection.
"It was a small helmet that was actually thrown from him," Skinner said.
The fire lieutenant added, however, that even a full helmet might not have saved the motorcyclist's life because of the extent of the internal injuries.
The accident occurred when the car pulled onto Route 1 from George Street and collided with the motorcycle traveling on Route 1, police said.
The crash was reported at 3:30 p.m. north of Route 106.
North Attleboro rescue personnel were called to assist Plainville and evaluated the male driver of the car, who declined to be transported to the hospital.
Neither driver was from Plainville, Alfred said.
The accident is being investigated by the state police accident reconstruction team.