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Motorcyclist seriously injured in Tuesday crash near Frost Farm in Derry


October 18. 2017 1:43PM
An unidentified motorcyclist is loaded aboard a DHART helicopter for medivac to a Boston hospital Tuesday. (Jeffrey Hastings)



The motorcyclist injured Tuesday afternoon on Route 28 in Derry reportedly injured both arms, both legs and his head, but is expected to survive. (Jeffrey Hastings)

DERRY – Police say a motorcyclist was seriously injured Tuesday afternoon in a crash on Rockingham Road.

Emergency crews responded about 3:37 p.m. to Route 28 near the intersection with Berry Road for the reported accident.

Police said it is likely the motorcycle was traveling too fast when it came upon a flatbed truck turning. The rider, whom police have yet to release the identify of, dropped onto the street and skidded into another vehicle, they said.

“As far as the activity that caused the crash, that’s still under investigation,” said Capt. Vernon Thomas of the Derry Police Department.

The motorcyclist was airlifted to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston with injuries to both arms, both legs and his head. The injuries are reportedly not life-threatening.

There were no other injuries in the crash, police said.

Derry’s accident reconstruction team was at the site of the crash Tuesday until 8 p.m. and police expect to release more information soon.

“There will be charges that come from this,” Thomas said. “The guy on the motorcycle, it appears he did not have a valid license, so there may be some charges coming his way.”

– Chris Garofolo, Union Leader Correspondent

The scene in the aftermath of a motorcycle wreck Tuesday afternoon near the Frost Farm on Route 28 in Derry. (Jeffrey Hastings)


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