Volunteer Candia firefighter remains hospitalizedBy BENJAMIN C. KLEIN
Union Leader Correspondent
August 12. 2013 9:12PM
CANDIA — A volunteer firefighter remained in critical condition on Monday following a collision on Saturday night.
According to police, Ryan Marion, a volunteer firefighter with Candia Fire Rescue, suffered life-threatening injuries when the motorcycle he was riding with his wife struck an Audi A6 being driven by Nathan Noel of Raymond. Marion is being treated at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
“(Noel) will at the bare minimum face a traffic violation,” said Officer Dan Gray of the Candia Police Department.
Marion’s wife, Celina, who was riding on the back of the motorcycle, remains in stable condition at Elliot Hospital in Manchester.
According to fire department officials, Marion’s parents remain in contact with the department, giving updates on their son’s condition. Fire Department members also visited both Celina and Ryan in the hospital.
“This has been a little tough on us; it’s a tight-knit community. I know (Marion), he is a really nice guy. He was always there when calls went out for a fire or medical emergency, and he was always ready to respond for his community,” Officer Ken McCaron previously said.
Gray said that while Noel was given a blood test to determine whether he was under the influence at the time of the crash, police have no reason to believe he was intoxicated. Police initially stated that it was suspected that Noel was intoxicated at the time of the crash.
According to police, Marion and his wife were traveling east on Route 27 around 7:30 p.m. when Noel, who was westbound, cut in front of them to turn into a Mobil Gas Station. McCaron previously said Marion, who police said is in his mid-20s, had no time to stop and that upon hitting the Audi both he and his wife were thrown from the motorcycle.