Pair of motorcyclists injured on Newport Bridge

Two bikers crashed on the Newport Bridge on Sunday.

Two motorcyclists from Connecticut are in the hospital after a crash on the Newport Bridge Sunday afternoon.

Police said that two motorcycles, traveling together, attempted to stop short because of a sudden traffic jam.

Both bikes skidded and the riders went down.

One of the riders from Niantic, Connecticut was taken to Rhode Island Hospital with serious head trauma.

The other, a 53 year old Moosup, Connecticut man was taken to Newport Hospital with minor injuries.

Neither driver was wearing a helmet. No other vehicles were involved.