DERRY — A Derry man sustained serious, life-threatening injuries after his motorcycle hit a pole.

Edward Spaulding, 51, was discovered by Derry police on Oct. 21, at approximately 11:44 p.m., lying in the roadway at the intersection of Crystal Avenue and Tsienneto Road after a motorcycle he was riding struck a pole, according to a police press release.

Spaulding had been ejected from the motorcycle and was transported to Elliot Hospital by Derry Fire Department ambulance.

The preliminary crash investigation revealed the motorcycle was traveling northbound when it left the roadway and struck the cross walk signal/post, police say.

The roadway was closed for several hours while the crash was investigated by the Derry Police Department Accident Reconstruction Team. 

Alcohol and speed appear to be factors in this crash, police say.

Anyone with information pertaining to this crash can contact the Derry Police Department at 432-6111.



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