Police say speed may have led to crash that seriously injured motorcyclist


Monitor staff
Wednesday, October 11, 2017

A motorcyclist suffered severe, life-threatening injuries after striking a car in front of the Loudon Road McDonald’s on Monday night.

Concord police responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash involving a Hyundai Sonata and Yamaha motorcycle in front of the restaurant at 9:08 p.m., according to reports

The male operator of the motorcycle was thrown from the vehicle and later transported to the hospital by the Concord Fire Department.

No one in the car was reported injured, police said.

Speed is believed to be factor, police said, as prior to the crash, a Merrimack County Deputy Sheriff on patrol in the Steeplegate Mall area observed the motorcycle and another car accelerate “at a high rate of speed” westbound on Loudon Road.

“The two vehicles appeared to be racing,” police said in a statement. The Merrimack County patrol unit attempted to stop the motorcycle, but gave up when the individual took off.

The car involved was traveling eastbound on Loudon Road; the motorcyclist was traveling west, and crashed into the vehicle when he attempted to turn into the McDonald’s parking lot, police said.

Police are asking the public for any information pertaining to this incident. Please contact Lt. Sean Ford at 225-8600 or the Concord Regional Crimeline 226-3100.