Woman crashes motorcycle through fence, plummets into river in Bristol

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BRISTOL — Police said a woman was injured when she lost control of the motorcycle she was operating, went through a fence and plummeted into a river.

The Hartford Courant reports the crash happened just before 11:30 a.m. Monday at an intersection in Bristol.

Police say the woman was turning right into a city parking lot at the corner of School and West streets when she lost control of the motorcycle and struck a curb. She then struck a fence along the riverbank, burst through it and fell 8-10 feet into the Pequabuck River.

The woman was pulled from the river bank. Police said she was alert and conscious after being rescued and was taken to a nearby hospital.

The crash is under investigation.