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Motorcyclist suffers life-threatening injuries in Concord crash

By PAUL FEELY
New Hampshire Union Leader

October 11. 2017 11:48PM


CONCORD — Police say a motorcyclist appeared to be racing a car before suffering life-threatening injuries in a serious crash on Loudon Road Tuesday night.

According to Concord police Lt. Sean Ford, around 9:08 p.m. Tuesday Concord police responded to a motor vehicle crash in front of the McDonald’s restaurant at 117 Loudon Road involving a Hyundai Sonata and a Yamaha motorcycle. According to Ford, the adult male driver of the motorcycle — whose name was not relased — was thrown from the motorcycle and suffered serious, life-threatening injuries. He was transported to a local hospital by members of the Concord fire department.

No one in the Hyundai was injured, Ford said.

According to police, a preliminary investigation indicates the motorcyclist was traveling westbound on Loudon Road in “a reckless manner and at an excessive speed,” according to a release. The Hyundai Sonata had been traveling eastbound and attempting to turn into the McDonald’s parking lot when the motorcycle crashed into it, throwing the motorcyclist.

According to police, prior to the crash a Merrimack County deputy sheriff was on routine patrol on Loudon Road near the Steeplegate Mall when they noticed the motorcycle and another car accelerate at a high rate of speed westbound on Loudon Road. Police said the two vehicles appeared to be racing.

The deputy attempted to stop the motorcycle, which fled the area in a westerly direction at a high rate of speed. According to police, witness statements and evidence corroborate the theory the two vehicles were racing. The deputy then came across the crash between the car and motorcycle and rendered assistance to those involved.

Concord police are asking anyone with information regarding the accident to call Lt. Sean Ford at 225-8600 or the Concord Regional Crimeline at 226-3100.


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