Cyclist badly injured by fall on Tilton roadway

TILTON — A local man riding a bicycle suffered what appeared to be a serious injury when he struck an obstacle and fell into the road on Willow Street. behind Walmart, around 6 p.m. yesterday.

Captain Sean Valovani of the Tilton-Northfield Fire Department said that the man was unconscious and unresponsive when emergency personnel arrived on the scene. He was transported to the emergency room at Franklin Regional Hospital and a helicopter was dispatched to take him to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon. Valovani said that the helicopter had not yet lifted off when he left the hospital.