The condition of New Canaan Police Officer Aaron LaTourette, 35, who sustained injuries in a motorcycle accident Tuesday, is improving.
The two-vehicle accident was reported at 11:13 a.m. on Oenoke Ridge near Country Club Road. According to police, Latourette was traveling north on Oenoke Ridge and a Hyundai Tucson operated by a 62-year-old woman from Redding was heading west on Country Club Road, approaching the stop sign at that intersection. The vehicle attempted to make a left turn onto Oenoke Ridge and collided with the motorcycle.
Police said LaTourette sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to the hospital by the New Canaan Volunteer Ambulance Corps.
Sgt. Carol Ogrinc, the department's public information officer, said in a statement Wednesday that his condition has improved and that "he is in good spirits. He will remain at the hospital for the next few days."
Ogrinc said LaTourette, who joined the police force in November 2000, was returning from a court appearance when the accident occurred and was technically on duty. He was operating his personal motorcycle.
Oenoke Ridge was closed both directions until about 6 p.m., police said. The accident remains under investigation.
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