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Salem man seriously hurt in crash

SALEM, N.H. — Paul Davis, 43, of Salem was in serious condition yesterday after an early-morning motorcycle accident on North Policy Street.

At 6 a.m., Davis was riding north on North Policy when a Toyota Camry turned left onto the street from Dyson Drive directly in front of the motorcycle, according to Deputy police Chief Shawn Patten.

“The motorcycle struck the driver’s side door,” Patten said. “Both vehicles sustained a substantial amount of damage.”

The driver of the car, Joselynne Laurent, 54, of Salem, did not appear to be injured. Davis was taken to Lawrence General Hospital and then flown by medical helicopter later yesterday morning to Massachusetts General Hospital.

“I don’t believe he was wearing a helmet,” fire Capt. Stephane Cattin said. “He had significant head injuries.”

A spokesman from Massachusetts General said Davis was in serious condition yesterday.

Police closed North Policy Street to all traffic until 10 a.m., causing traffic to detour for nearly four hours.

“The accident reconstruction team has been called in,” Patten said. “It doesn’t appear alcohol or speed were factors at this point, but it remains under active investigation. At the conclusion, we’ll determine if charges will be brought forward.”

Source:  salemnews.com