A Canton Public Works Department employee and local businessman involved in a motorcycle crash earlier this week remained in serious condition Wednesday, according to a Hartford Hospital spokeswoman.
Perry Polderman, 52, crashed his motorcycle on Church Street in Torrington Monday afternoon, according to this report in the Republican-American.
Polderman works at the town's transfer station and also owns on Route 44.
He was listed in serious condition that evening and Wednesday a spokeswoman at Hartford Hospital said he remained so. Thursday morning the condition was the same. The exact nature of the injuries has not been made public. A serious condition indicates a acutely ill patient and includes possibilities such as unstable vital signs, according to the hospital web site.
Several in town said Polderman is in their thoughts and prayers.
"Our hearts go out to him and his family," said Tom Richardson, president of the R1-198 chapter of the National Association of Government Employees. "We hope they can get through this."
Chief Administrative Officer Robert Skinner also expressed his well wishes.
"We hope that he has a speedy recovery and our prayers are with him," Skinner said.