Riding a motorcycle is enticing for many; it gives you the adrenaline of being on the open road without much protection; you can travel to more places than larger vehicles can, and you don’t have to be confined to a vehicle’s structure. Sadly, the same freedom you get from riding a motorcycle provides you little protection in the case of an accident. That means you’re at a higher risk of injury or death, which is what happened in this case in New Hampshire.
A man from Hudson was killed when a teen in Massachusetts failed to stop at a local intersection on Route 130. According to the news from April 18, The New Hampshire State Police released information on the motorcyclist killed; he was a 65-year-old man.
Just before 4 p.m., the motorcyclist was killed in a four-vehicle accident at the intersection of Pepperell Road, Cross Road, and Route 130. The teen driving a pickup truck west on Route 30 failed to yield to the right-of-way when he was trying to make a left turn onto Cross Road. When that happened, he ended up hitting the man’s Harley-Davidson and a 2008 Toyota Yaris being driven by a female. She had been stopped at the intersection waiting for traffic to pass.
Another person driving a Harley-Davidson behind the other motorcyclist dumped his bike to avoid being in a collision, and he survived with minor injuries that were treated at the scene. The 65-year-old man suffered massive trauma in the collision and succumbed to the injuries when he was in the local hospital.
Source: Merrimack Patch, “Motorcyclist Killed in Route 130 Crash,” Tony Schinella, April 18, 2016