Police: Bow motorcyclist hits loose mattress in highway crash

Thursday, May 18, 2017

New Hampshire State Police said a loose mattress is the cause of an accident that backed up traffic for a while on a highway.

Police said an SUV heading west on Route 101 in Candia on Thursday lost a mattress that had been secured to the vehicle. Moments later, a motorcyclist struck the mattress in the road and crashed. The motorcyclist, 55-year-old Lorena Case of Bow was taken to the hospital with injuries that were not considered life-threatening.

The driver of the SUV, 60-year-old Karen Paulson of Merrimack, was initially unaware that the mattress fell off her vehicle, but reported the incident a short time later.

Both travel lanes were closed for a short period of time.

Associated Press