Penney Richards
November, 2009

Reading Chronicle story from Thursday, November 19, 2009

Accident closes Lowell Street

Motorcycle operator, passenger seriously injured after colliding with pickup truck


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 Intervale Terrace.

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 injuries.

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 Convenience Store.

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


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