Dracut Man Hospitalized Following Motorcycle Crash
Jun 11, 2018 12:40PM ● Published by Bill Gilman
Robert Kelleher, 53, of Dracut, crashed this motorcycle while riding in Pelham, NH. (Pelham PD courtesy photo)
First responders reported Kelleher was not wearing his helmet at the time of the crash, which happened just after 7 p.m. Helmets are required by law in Massachusetts but not in New Hampshire.
Kelleher was treated at the scene, then transported by ambulance to Lowell General Hospital with what are being called "non-life-threatening" injuries. Investigation of the crash and cleanup closed the road for about an hour and caused a significant traffic jam in the area, exacerbated by the fact that the Pelham High School graduation ceremony was just finishing shortly afterward.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation, although law enforcement officials say speed and alcohol may have been factors.