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Dracut Man Hospitalized Following Motorcycle Crash

Jun 11, 2018 12:40PM ● By Bill Gilman

Robert Kelleher, 53, of Dracut, crashed this motorcycle while riding in Pelham, NH. (Pelham PD courtesy photo)

Atty. Paul King

 PELHAM, NH - Alcohol and speed are being blamed for a motorcycle crash that put a Dracut man in the hospital, Friday night.
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.
Robert Kelleher, 53, lost control of his motorcycle, a 1999 Honda VT750, on Willow Street in Pelham and failed to navigate a turn, according to investigators.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation, although law enforcement officials say speed and alcohol may have been factors.

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