NH couple seriously injured in motorcycle crash in MaineBy PAUL FEELY
New Hampshire Union Leader
May 06. 2018 9:32PM
A husband and wife from Barrington suffered serious injuries in a crash involving three motorcycles Saturday night in Maine.
According to the York County Sheriff’s Office, a man identified as Jared Russell, 41, of Barrington and his wife Jennifer, 43, were riding south to New Hampshire on Route 109 in Acton, Maine, with other motorcyclists around 7 p.m. when three motorcycles crashed into each other in the area of 10th Street.
According to the sheriff’s office, a preliminary investigation indicates Jared Russell appears to have driven his motorcycle closer to others in the traveling group or in front of the pack when his motorcycle hit another, causing all three to crash.
Jared Russell was flown to Maine Medical Center with serious head injuries, while Jennifer Russell was taken by ground transport to Maine Medical Center, also with serious head injuries. Both remained in serious condition Sunday.
None of those people involved in the crash were wearing helmets, police said.
Robert Welch, 41, of Exeter, and his passenger Brenda Clevesy, 47, of Haverhill, Mass., were treated at the scene and released, police said.
A third motorcycle, driven by Mark Driscoll, 56, of Hampton, was also involved. Driscoll refused treatment at the scene but sought medical care later on his own, police said.
Driscoll drove his motorcycle from the crash scene, but the others invoved were too damaged and were eventually towed from the scene.
Route 109 was closed for about three and a half hours Saturday night as emergency crews investigated the crash.
Police reconstructed the accident on Route 109 on Sunday.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of this crash and it serves as a reminder to focus on driving when on our roadways,” reads a message about the accident posted on the York County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.