Motorcyclist seriously hurt in Nashua crash

NASHUA – A collision involving a Cadillac sedan and Harley Davidson motorcycle late Saturday afternoon in downtown Nashua left the motorcyclist with serious injuries, officials said.

Nashua Fire Rescue Deputy Chief Glen MacDonald said Sunday that the motorcycle operator, a 56-year-old man whose name wasn’t immediately available, sustained “traumatic injuries” to his left leg, along with multiple abrasions to the left side of his body.

MacDonald said crews were called just before 7 p.m. to West Hollis and Vine streets, a busy intersection in the heart of the city’s Tree Streets neighborhood.

Upon assessment of the man’s injuries, medical personnel contacted one of the local hospitals to request the activation of its trauma team, MacDonald said. Whether it was Southern New Hampshire Medical Center or St. Joseph Hospital wasn’t specified.

Paramedics were assisted by firefighters in maintaining spine immobilization to the man and applying a cervical collar, measures designed to limit the patient’s movement as a precaution against further injury.

They also fitted the man’s injured leg with a splint, MacDonald said.

Once the man was stabilized, crews brought him to an awaiting ambulance for transport to the hospital.

In order to keep the injured man as still as possible, two firefighters joined the AMR paramedics in the ambulance for the trip to the hospital, MacDonald said.

The driver of the Cadillac, who also wasn’t identified, wasn’t injured, he added.

Whether either operator could face charges wasn’t immediately known. MacDonald said Nashua police continued to investigate the incident.