According to local news sources, on Monday, April 21, 2014 a 60 year old Hampton, NH resident sustained serious injuries following a motorcycle crash on Route 125 in Kingston, NH. The motorcyclist, Frank Shedd, was airlifted to Brigham & Women’s Hospital with head injuries and multiple broken bones.
Emergency personnel responded around 2:30 p.m. after the motorcyclist, who was traveling southbound struck a northbound 2001 Ford F-150, driven by Jeffrey Dalton, 20, of Groveland, Mass., near Swings & Things.
The crash was severe and a helicopter from Dartmouth Hitchcock Advanced Response Team (DHART) was requested to transport the Shedd, to Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston, Mass.
As a result of the crash, Route 125 was closed down. Due to the seriousness of the crash, the N.H State Police Crash Analysis & Reconstruction Unit was called to help investigate and recreate the collision. At this time, investigators have indicated that the accident occurred after the pick-up made a left turn in front of the oncoming motorcycle, according to state police. However, the full crash details remain under investigation.
According to “Motorcycle Accident Cause Factors and Identification of Countermeasures” (the Hurt Report), motorcycle accidents often result in severe injury and can be deadly. The failure of motorists to detect and recognize motorcycles in traffic is a predominating cause of motorcycle versus car accidents.
The NH motorcycle accident lawyers at Tenn And Tenn, P.A. in Manchester, NH have been helping injured motorcyclists and their families for more than twenty years.