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Motor vehicle accident on Westford Road

May 31 At 7:12pm multiple 911 calls were received reporting a motorcycle accident on Westford Road in the area of the Elementary School. Officers arrived and found the motorcycle on fire and the operator of the Motorcycle with severe injuries after apparently colliding with a minivan. Tyngsborough Fire Department responded as well as ambulance. Initial Investigation shows that the motorcyclist identified as Richard Barletta, 36, of #293 Westford Road Tyngsborough, was operating a 1999 Kawasaki ZR1100 and collided with a 2010 Honda Odyssey operated by Heena Patel 17, of #250 Westford Road Tyngsborough. Richard Barletta was flown by MedFlight to Brigham and Womens Hospital, Heena and her younger brother were transported to Lowell General for non-life threatening injuries. It appears speed may have been a factor. Mass State Police Accident reconstruction team was called and is investigating.  As of 9:00AM Barletta is still in Critical Condition.