Police said John Coroa, 55, of Somerset, was driving his Harley north on Metacom Avenue with his wife Susan on the back, when they were struck by a Mercury Sable driven by Gloria Crowley, 87, of 95 Harris Ave. Ms. Crowley told police that she was attempting to turn left onto Harris Avenue when the accident occurred; she said she saw the motorcycle coming but did not realize how close it was when she turned. Police subsequently cited her for failing to yield the right of way.
Police were unable to speak to the Coroas at the scene, as they were both being attended to by Warren Rescue personnel. Both were transported to Rhode Island Hospital by Bristol and Warren crews; police spoke to them later.
Police said Mr. Coroa sustained significant damage to his left leg and foot, and might lose the foot. Ms. Crowley was not injured, but was shaken up following the accident and also was taken to Rhode Island Hospital.