Bristol man, 74, injured in bicycle crashBy BEA LEWIS
Union Leader Correspondent
August 24. 2018 7:14PM
BRISTOL — A local man was airlifted to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center after crashing his bicycle early Friday morning.
William Chase, 74, was riding down Hall Road in Bristol about 6:30 p.m. when the mishap occurred, according to Bristol Chief of Police James McIntire.
Chase was apparently riding in the middle of the road when he spotted an approaching car. He tried to steer back into his lane of travel, over corrected, lost control of his bicycle and fell on the pavement. The driver of the car called for help.
McIntire said Chase was not wearing a helmet and was unconscious when first responders arrived. He was taken by Bristol Fire Department ambulance to Kelley Park when the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Advanced Response Team helicopter landed on a playing field to take Chase to the Lebanon hospital.
The fire department called for a paramedic to respond to the scene of the accident after the helicopter had been dispatched. McIntire said Chase regained consciousness before the helicopter took off but was taken to the medical center because of a combination of factors, including the manner in which he was injured and his age.