Lunenburg Motorcycle Accident Leaves One Injured

A Lunenburg motorcycle accident leaves one motorcyclist injured and two others facing driving while intoxicated (DWI) charges. The incident took place at approximately 10:00 PM on Friday evening, April 30, 2010, along U.S. Route 2.

According to police, the rider of a 2008 Harley Davidson motorcycle lost control of his bike and slammed into a guardrail along U.S. Route 2. Rescue crews transported the motorcyclist, Jeff Smith, 41, of Jefferson, N.H., to Weeks Medical Center. His injuries have been described as serious. He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

Police learned that Smith had been riding with two other motorcyclists at the time he hit the guardrail. During a search of the area, police located Patrick Burns, 40, of Twin Mountain, N.H., and Charles Irwin, 36, of Lunenburg. Both men had been riding with Smith and both have been charged with DWI in connection to the accident.

The Lunenburg motorcycle crash is still under investigation by local authorities. Police have indicated that they believe that alcohol may have played a role in the Vermont incident. Anyone with information pertaining to the accident has been asked to contact St. Johnsbury Barracks.

This is an unfortunate accident and we wish Mr. Smith a speedy recovery.

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