Moped Rider Critical After Crash

Contributed Photo A moped rider from North Haven landed in the hospital Sunday after colliding with an Uber driver at Willow and Orange streets in the East Rock neighborhood.

The crash occurred around noon.

A 44-year-old Uber driver from Hamden told police she stopped at a red light at the intersection, started moving when the light turned green, then collided with the moped, whose 48-year-old operator was traveling northbound on Orange, according to police spokesman Officer David Hartman.

The moped operator “suffered traumatic injuries” and is in critical condition at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Hartman reported. He said the Uber driver and her passenger were not hurt. The driver is cooperating with the cras investigation team, which is investigating the collision. No fault has yet been determined.

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