Durham Motorcycle Accident Claims Life of 20-Year-Old Man

A Durham motorcycle accident involving two vehicles claims the life of a University of New Hampshire student. The incident took place at approximately 3:15 PM on Thursday afternoon, May 6, 2010, near the University of New Hampshire campus.

According to police, a motorcyclist riding a 2001 Suzuki GSX-R600 lost control of his bike and slammed into a Honda head-on. The motorcyclist has been identified as Stephen C. Cmar, 20, of Bow.

Rescue crews transported Cmar to Wentworth Douglass Hospital where he was later pronounced dead from injuries sustained in the accident. Police report that Cmar was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

The driver of the Honda has been identified as Steven McDonald, 47, of Durham. Fortunately, McDonald was not injured in the two-vehicle wreck.

“He (Cmar) wasn’t known just as an athlete but as a student,” said Paul “Doc” Cohen, a math teacher and football coach. “He was a really well rounded individual. Half the school knows him.”

The fatal Durham motorcycle crash is still under investigation by local authorities. No indication was made as to what caused Cmar to lose control of his bike.

This is an unfortunate accident and our thoughts and condolences go out to Mr. Cmar’s family and friends during this difficult time.


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