Motorcyclist 'dumps,' misses police cruiser
CONCORD - A police cruiser was involved in an accident with a motorcycle in front of the O Steaks & Seafood restaurant on South Main Street on Friday night, police said.
Lt. John Thomas said the officer pulled out onto South Main Street about 9:30 p.m. Friday to pull over a motorist heading in the opposite direction when a motorcyclist near the cruiser "dumped" his motorcycle. No contact was made, Thomas said.
The motorcyclist's name was not available.
Thomas said the circumstances of the accident are under investigation, and he would not release the name of the officer involved.
Eerie message found on Hooksett road sign
HOOKSETT - A road sign was briefly hacked Saturday to read a message about an Internet bogeyman, a state Department of Transportation official said.
Officials have not determined who owns the sign on Route 3 near Exit 10 of Interstate 93 that, for a few hours Saturday, read: "Slenderman comes for Jeff."
"It's not one of our boards," said DOT spokesman Bill Boynton. He said a DOT foreman disabled the sign, turning off the message.
Last week, two 12-year-old girls nearly stabbed a friend to death, saying they wanted to prove that Slenderman was real and wanted to curry favor with him.
According to a report on ABC News, the character was created in 2009 by Eric Knudsen on the website creepypasta.
Hiker carried off trail with leg injury
CARROLL - First responders from Twin Mountain Fire Rescue helped carry an injured hiker down a trail near Mount Eisenhower on Friday afternoon.
Monette Verrier, 43, of Reading, Mass., was hiking with friends on the Edmands Path when she slipped and lost her footing, injuring her leg. Her friends provided first aid and tried to help Verrier continue down the trail, but after experiencing slow progress, they called for help.
The N.H. Fish and Game Department was notified about 3:45 p.m. and dispatched a team from Twin Mountain as Fish and Game conservation officers headed to the scene. Rescuers found Verrier about an hour later and helped her reach the trailhead around 6 p.m.She was treated at the scene and taken to a hospital by her companions.
Man in wheelchair struck by motorist
LACONIA - Police said an elderly man in a power wheelchair was struck by a mini-van while crossing South Main Street on Saturday afternoon.
The victim was taken by ambulance to Lakes Region General Hospital; the extent of his injuries was not released.
Sgt. Mike Finogle said the man was crossing from Vista supermarket when the crash happened. "It looks like he was in the crosswalk, based on witness statements, but we haven't gathered all the facts yet," he said.
Police were interviewing the female driver, who was being "very cooperative," Finogle said.
More information, including the identities of the driver and victim, is expected to be released today.
The crash happened shortly before 3 p.m.
Cyclist escapes serious injury in road mishap
MANCHESTER - A "lucky" motorcyclist escaped an accident Friday night with only minor leg injuries after being hit by a car on Candia Road, according to firefighters at the scene.
Brian O'Connor was heading west on Candia Road about 9:30 p.m. when Brian Comerford, who was pulling into the Wendy's restaurant, didn't see him coming and hit his motorcycle, Comerford said.
"I saw him at the last second, and we hit each other," Comerford said. "Obviously, one little mistake and something bad happens.
"Firefighters said O'Connor, who was not wearing a helmet, was "lucky" to have suffered only a broken leg. He was taken to a hospital for treatment.
Comerford, who appeared shaken up shortly after the accident, said he felt bad that the crash happened.
"I'm just distraught," he said. "I feel for the person who is in the hospital."