Truck strikes motorcyclist, pedestrian at crosswalk

LACONIA — A motorcyclist and a pedestrian were injured on Tuesday afternoon when they were both struck by a pickup truck that failed to stop at a crosswalk.

According to a release from Laconia Police, a 17-year-old girl was crossing Union Avenue within a designated crosswalk near Cantin Chevrolet at about 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday when the incident occurred. Daniel Tusi, 52, of Laconia, was driving a motorcycle in the eastbound lane, and came to a stop to allow the pedestrian to cross. However, a pickup truck being driven by Christopher Marden, 28, of Laconia, also in the eastbound lane, didn't stop. Marden's truck struck the motorcycle, then continued into the crosswalk and struck the pedestrian.

Both Tusi and the pedestrian were transported to Lakes Region General Hospital for what was described as non-life-threatening injuries.

The release did not indicate a cause for the collision, though it stated that neither speed nor alcohol are thought to be factors.