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Nashua man killed in Bike Week crash in Meredith

Union Leader Correspondent

June 11. 2018 9:24PM
Meredith Firefighters push a crashed motorcycle out of the way so that emergency medical personnel can tend to the driver who later died of his injuries. (Bea Lewis/Union Leader Correspondent)

MEREDITH — A motorcyclist suffered a fatal head injury Friday when he collided with a turning vehicle on Parade Road, according to police.

James Carroll, 61, of Nashua, was riding south down a steep hill, toward Laconia, following a sports utility vehicle when the SUV slowed to make a left turn into a driveway, Carroll’s bike struck the left rear corner of the SUV.

Carroll, who was not wearing a helmet, was rushed by Stewart’s Ambulance to Lakes Region General Hospital then airlifted to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center where he later died, police said.

The accident occurred just south of the intersection of Livingston Road and was reported at 3:39 p.m.

Meredith Police Sgt. Greg Mangers said Bike Week has gotten off to a busy start for the department.

About 9:15 Friday morning, police and emergency medical personnel responded to a report of a two-vehicle accident in front of 183 Meredith Neck Road.

One of the drivers, Steven Bohrer, 56, of Meredith, was arrested for aggravated DWI.

Friday about 9 p.m. a motorcycle accident was reported on Route 25 near the entrance to the Hannaford supermarket.

According to police, both the driver and a female passenger were thrown from the bike. Both were wearing helmets.

They were taken by ambulance to Lakes Lakes Region General. The woman was later airlifted to Dartmouth-Hitchcock in Lebanon for treatment of a head injury.

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