Motorcyclist seriously hurt in NH crash

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CHESTERFIELD, N.H. — A crash on Route 9 Sunday sent a motorcyclist to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center with serious injuries, according to the Chesterfield Police Department.

According to a news release, at about 4:30 p.m., Sean Imegi, 30, of the Bronx, N.Y., was driving his International tractor trailer east just after crossing the United States Navy Seabees Bridge over the Connecticut River when a motorcyclist crossed into his lane of travel, causing a head-on collision.

The identity of the motorcycle driver has not been released, pending notification of kin.

According to a preliminary investigation, the driver of the 2014 Harley Davidson was traveling west on Route 9 when the motorcycle crossed into a left turn lane that eastbound traffic uses to access a pair of gas stations and Perkins Home Center on the north side of Route 9. After crossing into the left turn lane, the motorcycle then entered the eastbound lane, hitting the truck, which was going up a steep hill just west of the New Hampshire Liquor Store.

Video obtained from Imegi's tractor trailer confirmed that Imegi was lawfully traveling east in the regular travel lane when the crash occurred.

The driver of the motorcycle, who was not wearing a helmet, was transported to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital with life-threatening injuries before being lifeflighted to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon.

The Chesterfield Police Department was assisted by the New Hampshire State Police, Chesterfield Fire and Rescue and Rescue Inc.

As of 8:20 p.m. on Sunday, when the news release was issued, the driver of the motorcycle was still in critical condition.

The investigation is ongoing. Any witnesses to this crash who were not personally interviewed at the scene should contact Officer Derek Jackson at 603-363-4233, ext. 63.

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