November 29, 2022

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State, local police urge caution on roads following motorcycle crash

Laconia Motorcycle Week is fully underway this weekend and with an influx of motorcycles in the area, police urged caution on the roads. Laconia police and fire were called to Route 3 at the intersection of Rollercoaster Road around 6 p.m. on Saturday. Officials said several motorcycles were involved in the crash. According to police, two of the three people involved in the crash were taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. Laconia’s police Chief Matt Canfield said this year’s Motorcycle Week has been much busier than in years past.”Going into this year, we knew coming off of COVID and essentially a non-event last year, we knew people were itching to get out. So, we were anticipating big crowds,” Canfield said. On Sunday, he said whether you are on four wheels or two, everyone needs to keep an extra eye out on the roads this week.“You know, we certainly encourage motorcycle riders to stay off of that yellow line. Every year, we see a number of motorcycle accidents involving riders who are close to that yellow line,” Canfield said. “It takes a moment of distraction of the driver traveling the opposite way to clip them and cause a serious crash.”Canfield reminded those driving cars to always look twice for motorcycles. He said everyone needs to be vigilant not just this week, but the entire summer as riding season kicks off. >> MORE FROM WMUR: Windham girl raises $3,000 for kids with cancer, shaves head

Laconia Motorcycle Week is fully underway this weekend and with an influx of motorcycles in the area, police urged caution on the roads.

Laconia police and fire were called to Route 3 at the intersection of Rollercoaster Road around 6 p.m. on Saturday. Officials said several motorcycles were involved in the crash.

According to police, two of the three people involved in the crash were taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. Laconia’s police Chief Matt Canfield said this year’s Motorcycle Week has been much busier than in years past.

“Going into this year, we knew coming off of COVID and essentially a non-event last year, we knew people were itching to get out. So, we were anticipating big crowds,” Canfield said.

On Sunday, he said whether you are on four wheels or two, everyone needs to keep an extra eye out on the roads this week.

“You know, we certainly encourage motorcycle riders to stay off of that yellow line. Every year, we see a number of motorcycle accidents involving riders who are close to that yellow line,” Canfield said. “It takes a moment of distraction of the driver traveling the opposite way to clip them and cause a serious crash.”

Canfield reminded those driving cars to always look twice for motorcycles. He said everyone needs to be vigilant not just this week, but the entire summer as riding season kicks off.

>> MORE FROM WMUR: Windham girl raises $3,000 for kids with cancer, shaves head