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    Teen Airlifted in Serious Motorized Scooter Crash
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    Part of Main Street is shut down in Willimantic after LifeStar transported a teenager injured in a serious motorized scooter crash Sunday afternoon.

    Main Street has reopened in Willimantic after LifeStar transported a teenager injured in a serious motorized scooter crash Sunday afternoon.

    A 19-year-old male was observed driving erratically, darting in and out of traffic. Both the scooter and a car were heading eastbound when they collided as the driver of the car was taking a left turn into a parking lot. The crash happened near the Ives Street intersection at about 2:25 p.m.

    "As you can see there's no skid, there's no yaw," Cpl. Stanley Parizo, spokesman for the Willimantic Police Department, said.  We've been looking at the pavement, there's two different types of pavement and we are unable to find anything that might have shown any type of deceleration for the scooter at this point."

    The teen wasn't wearing a helmet and sustained skul and spinal injuries.

    Crews treated the teenager at the scene. Then an ambulance transported the teenager to Windham Hospital and a LifeStar helicopter airlifted him from there to Hartford Hospital to be treated for serious injuries.

    There was a family in the car at the time of the crash, but no one was seriously hurt. The driver, who had minor wounds from glas falling on him the collision, stayed at the scene.

    Willimantic police aren't releasing information on the identities of the drivers at this time.

    Police are asking witnesses to come forward and call Cpl. Stanley Parizo Jr., of the Willimantic Police Department Department Accident Reconstruction Team. All calls will remain confidential.

    Police are working to determine the cause of the crash and the accident remains under investigation.

    It's possible the teen driving the scooter could face charges, police said.

    The road was closed, but it has since reopened.