Motorcyclist Receives Serious Injuries After Striking Ladder Falling off Pickup in Haverhill

Massachusetts State Police. (File photograph.)

A 62-year-old Dracut man riding a motorcycle along I-495 in Haverhill was seriously injured Saturday when he struck a ladder that had come off a pickup truck.

Neither the Dracut man, riding a 1985 BMW motorcycle, nor the 38-year-old Haverhill man driving a 2009 GMC Sierra pickup truck, were immediately identified by Massachusetts State Police. The motorcyclist was first taken to Lawrence General Hospital before being flown by medical helicopter to a Boston area hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

Trooper Daniel Schumaker reports both were traveling on southbound on route 495, south of Exit 52, in Haverhill. The motorcyclist was struck by a ladder which had come out of the back of the pickup truck. He then crashed in the roadway.

The Haverhill man, remained on scene and was cited for driving with an unsecured load.

State Police were assisted on scene by Haverhill Fire and EMS and Haverhill Police.

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