Gilford accident Saturday sends one to hospital

GILFORD — Police are investigating a crash where one motorcyclist was seriously injured while riding with two other bikes at 12:14 p.m. Saturday on Route 11 near Belknap Point Road.

Police said their preliminary investigation indicated that a car was headed east and collided with one of the three motorcyclists who were headed west who lost control and landed off the road.

The operator was taken to Lakes Region General Hospital with serious injuries. A second motorcyclist was transported with a possible leg injury.

The crash is under investigation but police don't believe that either speed or alcohol had anything to do with it.

Police said names are not being released at this time.

– Gail Ober

One arrested for DWI after motorcycle crash in Laconia

LACONIA — A New York man has been charged with felony DWI following a crash at the intersection of Scenic Drive and Watson Road early Sunday morning.

Police said Jamie Doolan, 43, of 329 Howells Road of Middletown, New York, was driving a Harley Davidson motorcycle and was unable to negotiate a curve while headed northbound of Scenic Road.

Police said the bike struck a light tower at the intersection of the two roads and came to rest on a nearby grassy section.

Both Doolan and his female passenger were thrown for about 20 to 30 feet from the crash site. Doolan broke his wrist while his female passenger had several pelvic fractures and was transported to Dartmouth Hitchcock Memorial Hospital for treatment.

– Gail Ober

Loudon crash injures two seriously

LOUDON — Local and state police are investigating a crash between a motorcycle and a car that sent the two people on the motorcycle to the hospital with what they are calling life-threatening injuries.

A preliminary investigation indicated that a 2014 Kia Sorento being driven by Rita Wornham of Leominster, Massachusetts, was making a left turn onto Route 106 and it collided with a Harley Davidson motorcycle being driven north and operated by Robert Palombo, 49, of Freedom.

Police said the Kia cut into the path of the motorcycle near Cascade Campground; however, police have not determined why.

Polombo and his passenger 51-year-old Stacy Light of Freedom were transported to area hospitals where they are being treated for their injuries.

Wornham and her passengers were not injured.

Anyone who witnessed the crash or has any information is asked to call the state police at 603-223-8677 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

— Gail Ober