A West Haven man is accused of crashing his SUV into a motorcyclist during a road rage incident in Orange on Saturday evening and causing life-threatening injuries.
Police have charged 63-year-old Jerzy Narowski, of West Haven, with assault in the first degree, reckless endangerment in the first degree, improper lane change, reckless driving and evading the scene of a motor vehicle crash.
Officers responded to Route 34 west just before 5:30 p.m. Saturday after receiving reports of a crash involving an SUV and a motorcycle and they found the motorcyclist in the road. His helmet was off and he sustained a life-threatening head injury, police said.
The man received medical attention at the scene and was transported to an area hospital.
Witnesses described a “road-rage” incident with Narowski and the motorcyclist arguing along Route 34.
Police said Narowski swerved his vehicle into the path of the motorcycle, then swerved at the motorcycle again and hit it.
The motorcyclist was thrown from the bike on the pavement and his helmet came off before he stopped moving.
Police said the driver of the SUV had left the scene, but witnesses gave a description and Derby offices found a vehicle matching the description in their town.
Narowski was held on $75,000 bond.
Anyone who saw what happened is asked to call Officer Denny Peterson at 203-891-2130, extension 409.
The Accident Reconstruction Team will determine whether any additional charges will be filed.