Articles Posted in Motorcycle Accidents

October 13, 2009 – Scott Coop, 27 years old from Fall River, Massachusetts, has died as a result of serious personal injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash on Sunday. The accident occurred on Route 79 south in Fall River just after 2:30 p.m.

According to police, Coop lost control of his motorcycle shortly after entering Route 79 from the Brightman Street on-ramp. After losing control, Coop traveled across all three lanes of traffic before colliding with the median. Coop was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Massachusetts State Police are investigating the crash but have indicated that speed may have played a factor.

Source: WPRI

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September 29, 2009 – Francis Pare, 65 years old from Malden, Massachusetts, has died due to serious personal injuries sustained when he lost control of his motorcycle while traveling north on Route 1 in Saugus at around 12:45 p.m. on Saturday. Joanne Vasel, 49 from Revere, was a passenger on the bike and was seriously injured.

According to police, Pare was driving 2000 Harley Davidson and when he lost control the bike left the roadway and eventually collided with a utility pole. Pare was transported by ambulance to Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. Vasel was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital.

The accident remains under investigation by the Massachusetts State Police.


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September 15, 2009 – A husband and wife suffered serious personal injuries when their motorcycle collided with a car in South Yarmouth, Massachusetts on Sunday. The accident occurred just before 3:00 p.m. at 256 Old Main Street near a gas station in South Yarmouth.

According to the Yarmouth Fire Department, the husband was driving the motorcycle and the wife was his passenger. The man was transported by a medical helicopter to Massachusetts General Hospital and the woman was taken to Cape Cod Hospital. The couple’s injuries were considered non-life threatening.

This accident remains under investigation.

Source: Cape Cod Times

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September 8, 2009 – Nancy Costa, 46 from Hyannis, Massachusetts, died as a result of serious personal injuries sustained in a motorcycle collision. Costa was a passenger on one of the motorcycles driven by Colin Cronin, 39, also from Hyannis, and William Sheridan, 43 from Waltham. Both drivers were seriously injured and flown to the University of Massachusetts Medical Center.

The accident happened just after 7 a.m. on Sunday. According to police, the two motorcycles crashed as they were attempting to enter the northbound lanes of Interstate 495 from West Main Street in Hopkinton. When the collision occurred, a September 11th memorial ride was taking place on the Interstate.

This accident remains under investigation.

Source: Cape Cod Times

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September 4, 2009 – Thomas McNevin, 26, of Wareham, Massachusetts has died from serious personal injuries suffered on Wednesday evening as the result of a motorcycle accident. McNevin was operating the motorcycle, which collided with a car on Summer Street in Kingston, Massachusetts.

The car was a Ford Taurus driven by a woman traveling southbount down a hill, who appeared to have crossed over the double yellow line while turning into a driveway. Some witnesses said that McNevin may have been speeding and he did not appear to be wearing a DOT certified helmet.

McNevin was first taken by ambulance to Jordan Hospital in Plymouth, but then air-lifted to Brigham and Women’s Hospital for further treatment. According to police, he was pronounced dead at 9:51 p.m.

The accident occurred just before 6 p.m. at the corner of Route 3A and Maple Street, just north of the MBTA commuter rail tracks. A Massachusetts State Police accident reconstruction team is assisting Duxbury police as well as the the Bureau of Criminal Investigation of the Plymouth County Sheriff. The driver of the other car has not been identified and the accident remains under investigation at this time.

Source: Wicked Local

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July 24, 2009 – David Bunker, 61, of Marlborough, Massachusetts suffered serious personal injuries in a motorcycle accident yesterday morning while driving in Nashua, New Hampshire. Bunker was traveling southbound on Depot Road as a car pulled out of a driveway. Bunker swerved to avoid the car and lost control of the motorcyle. He then went off the road, stuck a sign and a wooden fence.

Bunker suffered injury to his legs and was taken to St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua where he remains in stable condition. He was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. Bunker was unable to identify the car, which caused him to lose control, and it appears that the driver of the car never stopped and may not have even been aware of the accident. Nashua Police say the case remains under investigation.

Source: Nashua Telegraph