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Seven Killed in Tragic New Hampshire Multi-Vehicle Motorcycle Accident

June 26, 2019

A tragic New Hampshire motorcycle accident has occurred involving a pickup truck that was towing a flatbed trailer and ten motorcycles. According to a local news report covering the accident, the motorcyclists had just attended a dinner and were heading to a fundraiser at the American Legion.

Evidently, the pickup truck inexplicably crossed over the center line and into a pack of 15 motorcycles. The truck collided with ten of the motorcycles, several of which were carrying passengers. Witnesses to the accident told reporters that bodies were strewn across the highway and median after the accident.

Authorities quickly began an investigation into the motorcycle accident, revealing that the pickup truck driver responsible for the collision had been involved in numerous other accidents. Apparently, the driver of the pickup truck was arrested twice earlier this year, once for a DUI offense and another time for the possession of narcotics. Back in May, the driver was arrested in nearby Connecticut after he was pulled over on suspicion of driving under the influence and refused to take a breath test to determine the amount of alcohol in his blood.

According to another news report, the truck driver’s arrest should have resulted in the suspension of his Massachusetts commercial driver’s license. However, his license was not suspended, meaning that he was able to accept the job he was working at the time of the accident. After this realization, the head of the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles resigned. As it turns out, the truck driver had also been previously arrested for a drug-possession offense, for which he only recently completed his probationary sentence.

At the time of the accident, the driver was on the second day of a thirty-day trial period for a new job. The man’s employer told law enforcement that it would cooperate with their investigation.

Recovering after a New Hampshire Car Accident

When a driver’s negligence results in the injury or death of another motorist, that at-fault driver can be held liable through a New Hampshire personal injury lawsuit. To succeed in a personal injury claim, an injury victim must be able to show that the named defendant violated a duty of care that was owed to the injury victim. In addition, they must establish that the defendant’s violation of that duty was the cause of their injuries. While this seems like a straightforward process, accident victims considering bringing a claim should consult with an experienced New Hampshire personal injury attorney to discuss their case.

Have You Been Injured in a New Hampshire Motorcycle Accident?

If you or a loved one has recently been injured in a New Hampshire motorcycle accident, contact the dedicated injury lawyers at the law firm of Peter Thompson & Associates. At our New Hampshire personal injury law firm, we represent injury victims in all types of motor vehicle accidents, including motorcycle accidents. To learn more, and to schedule a free consultation with an attorney today, call 800-804-2004. Calling is free, and we will not bill you for our services unless we can help you recover for your injuries.