I-84 Accident Splits Indian Apart In CT

VERNON, CT – A Saturday morning accident on I-84 separated the forks, handlebar and front fairing from the body of an Indian cruiser and scattered plastic shards on the ground. Pictures uploaded to Facebook by the Town of Vernon Fire Department showed the bisected bike. The post noted the Indian was “split-in-two.”

The post reported that it was a single vehicle accident that happened on I-84 westbound near exit 67. “State police indicated there were no major injuries and the party involved was alert and walking around,” the post said.

Photos taken from Town of Vernon Fire Department’s Facebook page

The rider was evaluated by Vernon EMS at the scene. The fire department and state police remained at the accident’s location until the motorcycle was hauled away by a towing company.

The post also included a reminder to all motor vehicle operators to “Stay safe out there and remember to look out for bikers as the weather warms up.”

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  1. Wow, there’s got to be a follow-up to this report with more info. How could the rider have walked away from this? It must have been spectacular to witness. The force required to snap all of the cables, wires, and hoses that connect the front to the back half must have been huge. Not to mention the initial failure (fork tube snapping?)