New Milford couple in critical condition after motorcycle accident

NEW MILFORD — Dan and Betty Falls, of New Milford, are still fighting for their lives after being hit head-on recently while riding their motorcycle on Route 25 in Monroe.

Monroe police confirmed the identity of the couple severely injured in the 7:15 p.m. accident on July 16, and are still investigating.

According to police, the couple was traveling north on Route 25 when a southbound Hyundai Sonata crossed the yellow line and hit their motorcycle head-on.

The Sonata’s driver, whom police did not identify, and two passengers were sent to Bridgeport Hospital for evaluation. One passenger was admitted and the other two people in the car were released.

Last Thursday, an official at St. Vincent’s said Dan and Betty Falls remain in critical condition. The extent of their injuries was not available.

A GoFundMe page created to help cover medical costs raised $14,887 by Wednesday afternoon. On the page, a relative offered updates on Betty and Dan Falls’ condition.

“Both Danny & Betty are still in critical condition,” wrote Kimmy Falls, of Danbury. “They were both sent directly to the operating room on arrival and were operated on for hours on end just to keep them alive.”

The two will likely be in the Intensive Care Unit for months, Falls wrote, adding what injuries the two had suffered.

Dan Falls has several injuries including fractures in his spine, a broken a femur and his spleen removed, according to the fundraiser page’s post. He has had six surgeries in 10 days, one of them to remove his left leg six inches below the knee.

Betty Falls also had her spleen removed, has a collapsed lung and a broken femur and pelvic bone, the page states.

“This is a very difficult time for our family but seeing the power of humanity come together is inspiring,” Kimmy Falls wrote.

Danny Falls owns and operates F&D Excavating and Falls Fuels in Brookfield.

The GoFundMe page also states the couple were on their way home from a “wonderful day” at Port Jefferson Village in New York when the accident occurred.

“These two loving individuals need all the help they can get,” the post states. “We want to make sure they have everything taken care of financially so that they can strictly focus on getting better.”

Staff writer Barry Lytton contributed to this report.