GREENWICH - A man on a motor scooter was hospitalized in Greenwich after he collided with a car Friday afternoon.

Police say the accident happened shortly before 5 p.m. at the corner of West Putnam Avenue and Valley Drive. The scooter rider was taken to the emergency room at Stamford Hospital, but the extent of his injuries remains unknown.

An eyewitness says the scooter burst into flames and that the man's injuries looked serious.

The crash scene was closed down for about two hours as detectives investigated.