HAVERHILL, MA – A 62-year-old BMW rider from Dracut, MA was seriously injured on Saturday when he was hit by a ladder that came out of the back of a pickup truck while he was riding his vintage 1985 motorcycle southbound on I-495 here.
The rider, whose name wasn’t provided in a press release by the Massachusetts State Police, crashed in the roadway after being struck by the ladder. A passing motorist described the ladder in a Facebook post, saying it “looked like one of those lightweight aluminum ones.”
The motorcyclist was transported to Lawrence General Hospital before being airlifted by medical helicopter to a Boston area hospital for treatment of serious injuries.
The ladder was carried in a 2009 GMC Sierra pickup driven by an unidentified 38-year-old man from Haverhill, who remained at the scene of the crash and was cited for operating with an unsecured load.