Stratford man on life support after motorcycle crash involving wrong-way driver

The victim's brother says he was struck by a car headed down a one-way street the wrong way, sending him flying about 40 yards into the air.

Abby Del Vecchio and Frank Recchia

Apr 20, 2023, 4:51 PM

Updated 367 days ago


A star college football player from Stratford is on life support at Bridgeport Hospital one week after his motorcycle was struck by a Corvette.
The family of 30-year-old Markey DesRuisseaux came together at Main and West Broad streets Thursday.
Markey DesRuisseaux's brother Craig DesRuisseaux says he was riding his own motorcycle alongside his brother down Main Street shortly before 5 p.m. last Thursday. He says a Corvette tried to make a left-hand turn the wrong way down a one-way street, striking his brother's motorcycle and throwing him more than 40 feet from the point of impact.
The family says even though Markey was wearing a helmet, he was critically injured and has been on life support at Bridgeport Hospital.
"Everybody knows who my brother is and Markey is loved -- everybody loves him, everybody that knows him loves him and people need to know what happened to him," said Craig DesRuisseaux.
The family says Markey DesRuisseaux has three young children and is a professional truck driver with his own business. They say he is a well-known man across Connecticut for having been a high school and college football star.
The family is looking for answers as they await to see the police report.
"And no one talked to me, no one questioned me still as of yet," said Craig DesRuisseaux.
"I'm looking for justice for my son," said Jewel Steine DesRuisseaux.

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