West River Crash Kills Motorcyclist

A 36-year-old Hamden man died after his motorcycle and SUV crashed at the corner of Judson Avenue and Mead Street in New Haven’s West River neighborhood.

The crash occurred shortly before 8 p.m. Tuesday.

The motorcyclist, Jermaine Witherspoon, died shortly after being transported to the hospital, according to police spokesman Officer David Hartman.

Hartman reported that the SUV driver cooperated with cops. Police are investigating the crash and have not yet determined whose fault it was.

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posted by: Realmom21 on May 19, 2017  7:36am

both parties are at fault,,,driver of suv obviously had the stop sign but the motorcyclist was being reckless driving way to fast . now 2 families are wrecked. The survivor is a hot mess. A young man who has fought to be better than his environment and situation his whole life and now he is tormented with the thoughts of having taken a life as well as what will the repercussions be..The deceased victims family is distraught at having lost a loved one and trying to come to together to give him a proper burial..no one wins in this

posted by: Nancyteach on May 20, 2017  12:05pm

@realmom21, Wow!  You were able to get all that out of that short article.  Kudos to you.