Man flown by helicopter after motorcycle crash in Auburn, New Hampshire

24 Aug

One person had to be flown by medical helicopter to Mass General Hospital after a motorcycle accident in the 200 block of Chester Road early Wednesday morning. The patient was flown by helicopter DHART 2, and was reported to be a male in his 40’s who had lost his right leg below the knee in the accident. The helicopter landed near the scene at the Auburn Village School.

UPDATE 3:22PM: An eyewitness at the scene has provided the following information:

It was out in front of my house. I was first on scene along with my neighbor. It was just one man 40’s-50’s. According to him, he hit the telephone pole after swerving to avoid a critter. For a while he was lucid enough to realize he was missing a leg and asked if I would prop it up for him. He was thrown about 30 feet from the bike. He was still conscious and moaning when they put him in the ambulance. His leg was severed off about 1/2 way up his shin.

Another person reports that the man’s leg was transported with him to the hospital, where they may attempt to reattach it.

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5 Responses to “Man flown by helicopter after motorcycle crash in Auburn, New Hampshire”

  1. Anonymous August 24, 2011 at 1:43 pm #

    My coworker was at the scene of the accident last night and believes this was a single vehicle/driver accident.

    http://www.wmur.com/news/28959498/detail.html

  2. AlertNewEngland August 24, 2011 at 2:18 pm #

    Thanks, there must have been some confusion at the scene. I've edited the post.

  3. Anonymous August 24, 2011 at 6:55 pm #

    It was out in front of my house. I was first on scene along with my neighbor. It was just one man 40's-50's. According to him, he hit the telephone pole after swerving to avoid a critter. For a while he was lucid enough to realize he was missing a leg and asked if I would prop it up for him. He was thrown about 30 feet from the bike. He was still conscious and moaning when they put him in the ambulance. His leg was severed off about 1/2 way up his shin.

  4. AlertNewEngland August 24, 2011 at 7:25 pm #

    Thanks for rushing to help this man. I've updated the post to include your account.

  5. Anonymous September 2, 2011 at 12:21 pm #

    to the person who foune him you are a HERO!! Thank you for “propping” Leo up!!! He would have done the same…

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