Pelham, NH Motorcyclist’s Crash with Elderly Man Ends in Death


July 13, 2009 – Richard Kelly, a 55-year-old Pelham, N.H. resident, has died as the result of personal injuries suffered in a car crash Saturday afternoon. Kelly was operating on Route 102 in Hudson, NH when he was hit by an elderly driver on Saturday afternoon.

Kelly’s 2005 Harley-Davidson was struck by Harrison Smith, 88, of Hudson around 3 p.m. Smith was driving north on Route 102 in a 2005 Toyota Prius. According to police reports, he was in the process of taking a left turn on Page Road, failed to yield to oncoming traffic and caused Kelley’s motorcycle to crash into his passenger door. Kelley was traveling south.

Kelley was taken to Southern New Hampshire Regional Medical Center and then by medical helicopter to Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, where he died at 5:30 a.m. yesterday. Smith was not injured and was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, according to police. The Hudson police accident reconstruction team is still investigating the crash in order to determine whether to file charges against Smith.






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