LONGMEADOW, Mass. (AP) _ State Police are on the lookout for two motorcyclists they say fled into Connecticut at speeds of up to 130 miles per hour after troopers tried to pull them over.

Police say the motorcycles, one of which had a stolen dealer plate, were part of a group and were committing a violation by traveling four abreast on the highway in Longmeadow at about 8 p.m. on Sunday.

Two cruisers were positioned in front of the motorcycles, which at first appeared to slow down, but then sped up. One trooper’s hand was struck by a fleeing motorcycle, while a cruiser was also damaged after being struck.

Four of the motorcycle riders were apprehended, while others reversed direction and fled north in the southbound lanes.

All the bikes had Massachusetts registrations.

     (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (3)
  1. babababababah says:

    Who wrote this headline? Someone who rides a motorcylce is a biker. A “cyclist” is someone who rides a bicycle.

  2. Jack C. says:

    A BIcyclist rides a BIcycle. A MOTORcyclist rides a MOTORcycle. All are cyclists.

  3. Jessica S, Naples FL says:

    Whatever they may be theoretically, I was confused about “Bicyclists” Fleeing to CT. I wouldn’t call a dyed-in-the-wool biker a “CYCLIST” because it makes him or her sound like a sissy.

    You have now been educated on the difference and why you do NOT refer to MOTORCYCLISTS as “CYCLISTS”.

    While I haven’t ridden in many years, my motorcycle license is still valid. I too would be offended to be called a “cyclist” and I’m a little old lady “BIKER” by now.

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