Shark of the Month October 13
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Was northern Maine, now gulf coast of Florida
I just read about this accident on line and I almost puked. Damn, 7 riders dead at the scene and three others hospitalized. They must have been riding in a tight group and the 3/4 ton pick up which looks like it was towing a flat bed car/equipment trailer crossed the center line and mowed them down like bowling pins. Very little info available at the moment about who they were or where they were from. For any of you that attended SW4, the accident took place not more than 15 miles from our host hotel. If you went left out of the parking lot headed towards town, the first traffic light is Rte. 2. If you took a left there (headed towards Mt. Washington and many other NH attractions) it was probably 10-15 miles west on Rte.2 That road is very well maintained and smooth and much of it is 3 lane with a double lane on whatever side is going uphill. Looks like the accident happened on a 2 lane stretch. Something caused the driver to cross the center line and run head-on into the group of riders. Such a freakin' shame. May they RIP who ever they are.
“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!” - HST