Police: Motorcyclist Seen Racing Hospitalized After Crashing Into Car
CONCORD — A motorcyclist seen allegedly street racing earlier in the night sustained life-threatening injuries after crashing into a turning car Tuesday.
Police said around 9:08 p.m. they responded to the McDonald's restaurant on Loudon Road for a crash involving a car and a motorcycle.
Police said an investigation revealed that a Yamaha motorcycle had been traveling westbound on Loudon Road at reckless, excessive speeds. A Hyundai Sonata heading east was attempting to turn into the McDonald's when the motorcycle crashed into the side of the car.
Before the crash, police said a Merrimack County Deputy Sheriff saw the motorcycle and another car accelerate at a high rate of speed westbound on Loudon Road near the Steeplegate Mall, in an apparent race.
The deputy attempted to stop the motorcycle but eventually stopped his pursuit.
Police said witness statements and evidence corroborate the deputy's account. The deputy came across the collision between the car and motorcycle and rendered assistance to those involved.
The adult male driver of the motorcycle was ejected from the vehicle and sustained serious, life-threatening injuries. He was transported to an area hospital by the Concord Fire Department.
The occupants of the car were unharmed.