Owls Head man remains in critical condition after NH motorcycle crash

Posted Sept. 09, 2013, at 7:14 a.m.
Last modified Sept. 10, 2013, at 7:53 p.m.

FARMINGTON, N.H. — A 23-year-old motorcyclist who was airlifted to Maine Medical Center remains in life-threatening condition after his vehicle collided with a SUV on Route 11 Friday night.

Alden Shelley of Owls Head, Maine, remains in critical condition after he was involved in a serious motor vehicle accident with a silver SUV driven by Thomas Roux, 54 of Farmington, N.H., according to Officer Mike McNeil of the Farmington Police Department.

Roux and the passenger in his vehicle were both unharmed, but went to a nearby hospital for precautionary measures.

McNeil reported the motorcyclist was not wearing a helmet and multiple people at the scene said the motorcycle was operating without headlights. McNeil said that has not yet been confirmed.

Authorities say around 8 p.m. Friday, the motorcyclist was driving west on the 55 mph stretch of Route 11 across from Cocheco Veterinary Hospital, when he collided with an SUV at the intersection of Route 11 and Spring Street.

Police said the motorcyclist had a female passenger and she was taken in noncritical condition to a nearby hospital. McNeil did not release her name on Sunday.

Route 11 was closed for several hours Friday night as a Tactical Accident Reconstruction team worked on investigating what exactly occurred. According to McNeil, agencies are determining if alcohol, speed, or mechanical problems were factors to the accident.

Distributed by MCT Information Services

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