Man seriously injured in motorcycle accident on 128 in Peabody

29 Jul

A man in his 30’s was seriously injured today when the motorcycle he was riding rear-ended a dump truck on Route 128 southbound prior to I-95. The man hit the back of the truck so hard, the rear axle of the truck broke, and the motorcyclist was thrown approximately 100 feet. Medflight was initially requested, but was canceled and the patient went by ground ambulance to Mass General Hospital. He sustained facial trauma and injuries to his extremities, but the injuries are not considered to be life-threatening. He was wearing a helmet, but initial reports are that it came off in the initial crash, before he was thrown from the bike.
Three lanes of Route 128 were closed during the accident.

UPDATE 11:15 PM: State police have identified the operator of the motorcycle as a 25 year old Chelmsford man, Richard Healy. He has been charged with negligent operation, speeding, and driving in the breakdown lane.

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