A 70-year-old man was seriously hurt Tuesday when his motorcycle collided with a car pulling out of a driveway on Flanders Road/Route 161 in East Lyme, according to state police.
Police said Edward Hernandez, 70, was driving his motorcycle southbound on Flanders Road near Society Road around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday when Gregory Jackson, 26, of East Lyme, pulled out of his driveway, crossing Hernandez's path.
Hernandez's motorcycle struck the driver's side of Jackson's Hyundai Elantra. Police said Hernandez was thrown into the air and landed on the pavement.
Hernandez was rushed to Lawrence + Memorial Hospital with serious injuries to his face, arm and leg. He was then airlifted to the trauma center at Yale-New Haven Hospital for further treatment, according to police.
Jackson was taken by ambulance to Lawrence + Memorial Hospital for minor injuries caused by his side air bags, police said.
Flanders Road was closed in both directions between Roxbury Road and Society Road while police responded.
State police and East Lyme police are working together to investigate the crash.
Check back for updates on this developing story.