A motorcyclist is in critical condition at St. Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury after his motorcycle was hit from behind by a car driven by a woman Wolcott police say appeared to be texting .Police say Stephanie Clavell of Waterbury was traveling west on Meriden Road and slammed into the back of a motorcycle operated by Terrence Doyle of Wolcott.It happened just before 5:30 Tuesday afetrnoon.
The motorcycle was stopped behind an SUV at a red light at Meriden Road and Todd Road.When struck from behind by Clavell’s vehicle, the motorcycle hit the SUV, then went backwards and Doyle went head first into the windshield of Clavell’s car.He was not wearing a helmet.
The driver of the SUV,Amy Couverethia of Waterbury, had an outstanding warrant for failure to respond to an infraction she had received in the past.She was also cited for having an expired registration.
Niether Clavell or Couverethia required medical treatment.
The investigation is continuing and charges for Clavell will follow.