Reading Chronicle story from
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Accident closes Lowell
Motorcycle operator, passenger seriously injured
after colliding with pickup truck
By PAUL FEELY
Published: Thursday, November 19, 2009 1:10 PM EST
READNG - A serious accident caused a portion of
Lowell Street to be closed this morning.
Around 10 a.m. police and fire personnel responded to the scene of a
pickup truck vs. motorcycle collision that occurred near the
intersection of Lowell Street, High Street and Harvard Street, near
Two passengers on the motorcycle, a 2008 Harley Davidson, were
seriously injured, with one, a Bedford man, reportedly in full
traumatic arrest and the other, a 25-year-old woman with serious
As the Chronicle went to press today, there were no official updates
on the conditions of the motorcycle operator andpassenger, though
the nature of their injuries were considered very serious and
life-threatening by on-scene emergency personnel.
As of press time there were no details on injuries, if any, to the
driver or possible passengers in the pickup truck, which reportedly
had a New Hampshire registration.
At 10:30 a.m. Reading police were coordinating traffic control
efforts with Department of Public Works personnel to set up barriers
along Lowell Street, and redirecting traffic heading towards
Wilmington to head onto Puritan Road, then John Carver Road, and
onto Intervale Terrace, then back onto Lowell Street near the P & S
State Police Sgt. Ryan and a photo recon team had just arrived at
the accident scene as the Chronicle went to press this morning.
Reading police and fire personnel, as well as North Reading and
Action ALS personnel, assisted at the scene.