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Man Injured in Barnard Motorcycle Collision

Barnard — A 75-year-old Woodstock man was taken to the hospital when his motorcycle collided with a FedEx van on Friday afternoon, police said.

Louis Ahlen was taken to Gifford Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, according to police. The crash occurred when Ahlen was traveling along Route 12 in Barnard behind Mark Priestley, of Northfield, Vt., who was about to make a left turn. Police said Ahlen tried to pass Priestley’s FedEx van on its left side as Priestley, 50, began to make a left turn, and the front of the motorcycle hit the van’s driver side door.

Both the motorcycle and the van had minor damage as a result of the crash.