A man in New Hampshire has been charged for an accident in which he allegedly fled the scene. This motorcycle accident is different because at no point did anyone come into contact with the motorcyclist. In fact, the man being charged with the accident had been driving recklessly, police reported, and that led to the accident.
What exactly constituted reckless driving in this case? The police claim that this man, who was driving a red pickup truck, had been heading east on Route 101 in an "aggressive manner." Several other drivers reported that he had been driving recklessly as well.
When the 27-year-old motorcyclist moved into the other lane for the truck driver allowing him to pass, he then pulled back into the left lane behind the truck. At that point, police believe that the truck driver slammed on his brakes, causing the motorcycle accident. The motorcyclist lost control and entered the median, He was thrown from his vehicle. Fortunately, he only suffered nonlife-threatening injuries.
The man in the red truck allegedly stopped briefly, but then fled the accident scene prior to the arrival of police. The Raymond Police located and apprehended him about 30 minutes later after broadcasting a description of the suspect vehicle. Police who were on the scene reported that the 48-year-old truck driver has been charged with felony reckless conduct and conduct after an accident.
The man has been released on a $5,000 personal recognizance bail and will be arraigned in the Candia District Court. It's fortunate that no one was hurt more seriously in this accident, or the charges could have been much worse. People who cause accident or injury to others by reckless behavior can often be held responsible by a court of law for their victim's medical expenses, as well as other expenses.
Source: NECN, "Man charged with causing motorcycle crash, fleeing scene" No author given, Jun. 20, 2014