New Milford man dies of injuries from July motorcycle accident
NEW MILFORD — Local businessman Dan Falls has died of injuries sustained during a motorcycle accident this summer, authorities confirmed.
Falls died last week at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport, where he had been listed in critical condition since the July 16 accident on Route 25 in Monroe, officials said.
According to police, Falls and his wife, Betty, were headed north on Route 25 when a Hyundai Sonata traveling south crossed the yellow line and hit their motorcycle head-on. The accident is still under investigation, and no charges have been filed.
As of last week, Betty Falls was still in the hospital, but was recovering from her injuries, according to relatives.
“Right now, we are just trying to get through this and move forward,” said Doreen Van Valkenburgh, Dan Falls’ sister. “Danny had a huge heart and will be very much missed by all who knew him.”
Van Valkenburgh said besides riding his motorcycle, her brother enjoyed boating and visiting Florida, where he and other members would make an annual pilgrimage to the Daytona 500 stock car race.
Dan Falls was the owner and operator of F&D Excavating and of Falls Fuels, in Brookfield.
A GoFundMe page set up to help the family with medical bills has raised more than $20,000 to help offset expenses.
A funeral service was held Friday in Bethel.