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A tragic car accident on a rural, two-lane highway in New Hampshire, took the lives of at least seven riders, and left three others wounded, on Friday.
The police are said to be a 2016 Dodge 2500 pick-up truck that collided with the motorcyclists on US 2 in Randolph. More details will be released when the authorities are investigating the tragedy.
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Bystanders who witnessed the crash and began scrambling for first-aid kits, and blankets are provided for the treatment of the wounded scattered along the road, but at least seven of them, but it was too late and she died at the scene.
Two other people were transported to the Androscoggin Valley Hospital and was airlifted to Maine Medical. It was unclear as to what their current condition is.
s of the rural two-lane highway was closed Friday night, state police said, and it would have to be closed for several hours as investigators search for clues as to the cause of the crash.
A photo posted by WMUR-TV-shows, bikes and debris scattered all over the road while a truck was on fire.
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“There was debris everywhere,” Miranda Thompson, 21, of Manchester, told the Associated Press. They had a couple of cars back, and said that she saw a truck on fire on the side of the highway, and six motorcycles.
“The people were at the time. There are people who have turnstiles at the people, trying to make sure that they are not going to go,” she said. “You don’t have to, and that the people have lost that, it was … It was a very sad day for all of them.”
Gov. Chris Sununu tweeted his condolences, saying: “our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families, and first responders who answered the call.”
Jerry Hamanne, co-owner of a nearby bed-and-breakfast, was the host of one of the riders in the group, he said that he was a doctor and a stay at his place and rushed to the scene to help out.
“It was devastating to see the bodies on the road,” Hamanne said. “My God, my God, I don’t want to see anything like this again.”
Charlie St. Clair, executive director of the Laconia Motorcycle Week Association, which is host to one of the largest rallies in June, said: “this is the worst accident of this magnitude, in which cyclists are in for a long period of time in New Hampshire.
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He said he had heard that the bikers were a Marine veteran, who had belonged to the same motorcycle club as well.
“This is unprecedented, and it is a tragedy beyond description,” of california. Claire added to it. “You’ve got a whole bunch of people out for a ride and enjoy one of the first nice days we had. In order for this to happen, it defies logic to be honest.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.