BOLTON — A 62-year-old Attleboro man was seriously injured in a single-vehicle motorcycle crash late Saturday afternoon, state police reported.
The name of the person involved in the crash was not being released by police, pending the notification of his family members, state police said.
State police, in a news release, said the Attleboro resident was injured on Interstate 495 south in Bolton and that he was taken to the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester for treatment of his injuries.
Troopers from the state police Leominster barracks and C-Troop Community Action Team were on the scene of the accident, according to the news release.
A Bolton emergency dispatcher said firefighters from the towns of Bolton and Boxboro responded to the accident scene.
A medical helicopter originally had been called to the scene, but state police later said the man was transported to the hospital by an ambulance.
No further information was being released on Saturday night.
Recent motorcycle crashes locally include a 28-year-old man who was seriously injured when he was thrown over a guardrail about 3:30 p.m. last Wednesday on Route 1 South in Foxboro.
The man hit the guardrail and was thrown about 25 feet down an embankment, fire officials said. The man, believed to be a resident of Rhode Island, was flown from Gillette Stadium to Beth Israel Hospital in Boston.
A few days earlier, on Sunday, Foxboro firefighters rescued a 15-year-old boy who had a dirt bike accident in the Foxboro State Forest. He also was airlifted to a Boston hospital from Patriot Place.
In May, a 40-year-old North Attleboro man was killed after he lost control of his motorcycle on a sharp curve in Franklin near the Wrentham line.
Michael V. Balboni of Reservoir Street, who owned and operated Northeast Welding & Mechanical Services in Attleboro, was pronounced dead at at Milford Hospital following the accident on Memorial Day.
Earlier in May, two people were injured in Rehoboth when a motorcycle and an SUV collided on Plain Street. Robert Rego Jr. 43 of Dighton was riding on a motorcycle when it reportedly collided with an SUV in the area of 38 Plain St. that was driven by Daniel Daluz, 60, of Seekonk.
According to reports of the accident, Rego suffered a serious leg injury and was taken to Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, while Daluz was transported to Miriam Hospital, also in Providence, with minor injuries.
And in April, a 14-year-old boy suffered serious injuries when the motorcycle he was riding and a car collided on Pine Street.
The April 16 accident sent the teen to Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence with serious injuries, according to Seekonk police.
The teen was riding his motorcycle in the area of railroad tracks on Pine Street when he collided with a car.