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Motorcyclist faces several charges after crash

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West Springfield Police investigating motorcycle crash. West Springfield Police investigating motorcycle crash.
WEST SPRINGFIELD, MA (WSHM) -

A portion of Route 5 in West Springfield is now open after being shut down for several hours as police there cleaned up a car accident involving a motorcycle. 

The West Springfield Police Department told CBS 3 that the accident happened on Route 5 southbound near the McDonald's.

Police said one of their officers attempted to pull over a motorcycle, but the driver, Heriberto Robbles, 43, of Springfield, took off.

The officer stopped the pursuit, but police said Robbles kept going, ran a red light and slammed into an SUV.

Robbles was taken to Baystate Medical Center with serious injuries. However, police said he is expected to survive.

He will be facing a range of charges including failure to stop and receiving stolen material.

The driver of the SUV was uninjured.

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