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      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.