Two motorcycle riders seriously injured in Abington crash

Two people were seriously injured when a motorcycle collided with a Jeep on Hancock Street Sunday afternoon.

Capt. Jack Glynn of the Abington Fire Department said a 57-year-old woman was taken by medical helicopter to a Rhode Island hospital with serious injuries. The Rhode Island hospital was chosen over a Boston hospital because of weather conditions, Glynn said.

A 58-year-old man who was also on the motorcycle was taken to South Shore Hospital by Holbrook Fire Department ambulance, he said.

The names of the injured people were not available Sunday night.

Residents of Hancock Street reported hearing a loud collision around 3 p.m. Sunday.

Sandi April, who lives near the accident scene, said the Jeep was being backed out of a driveway when the motorcycle struck its passenger side.

April, a medical assistant who is in the first year of nursing school, went out to assist the victims along with a trauma nurse who lives nearby.

When firefighters arrived, “we found a motorcycle in the street and two people who were being attended to by bystanders,” Glynn said.

April said the woman was thrown from the motorcycle and over the roof of the Jeep.

The passenger side of the Jeep was severely dented after the accident. The Jeep’s driver did not suffer any apparent injuries.

The crash is being investigated by the Abington police, the Plymouth County Bureau of Criminal Investigation and the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section.