People who ride motorcycles in Missouri know that they are part of a special community. Bikers all across the country share their passion for riding on two wheels and enjoying the sense of freedom that comes with doing so. These people also share each other’s pain when even one motorcyclist is injured or killed in an accident.
Today, unfortunately there are 10 bikers who are on the minds of all other motorcyclists around the nation after a serious accident along Route 2 in New Hampshire. The incident occurred early on a Friday evening as the bikers were riding together when they were somehow hit by a truck driving in the opposite direction. It is not clear from the USA Today report if the truck was in the wrong lane and driving the wrong direction or how the contact between the truck and the bikes occurred.
What is known is that seven people were killed in that accident and another three bikers were taken to the hospital. The driver of the pickup truck was a young man of only 23 years old. He worked for a transportation company based in Massachusetts and was towing a flatbed trailer at the time of the crash. He did not need treatment at the hospital.
An investigation is underway into the cause of the accident and will no doubt be looking for clues regarding use of drugs or alcohol or any negligent operation like speeding. In the meantime, survivors and family members will begin to figure out how to process the event and seek justice.