Motorcycle collides with cruiser

NAUGATUCK — A Harley Davidson motorcycle struck a state police cruiser as it stopped at the top of a Route 8 northbound on-ramp to investigate a report of a pedestrian walking on the highway.

At about 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Trooper Josue Dorelus stopped his Ford Crown Victoria at the Exit 26 on-ramp and was rear-ended by the motorcycle.

The motorcyclist, 44-year-old John Miguez, fell off his bike and was taken to Saint Mary’s Hospital for a possible concussion.

Dorelus, 28, wasn’t injured. Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to call Troop I at 203-393-4200.