RANDOLPH, N.H. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Seven people are dead, and three people injured, following a motorcycle crash in Randolph, N.H. Multiple motorcycles and a pickup truck collided Friday evening on Route 2.
According to officials, the crash involved 10 motorcycles and a pickup truck that had an attached trailer.
The victims were part of a larger group that were on an annual trip, and had just headed out for a meal. While the names of the victims were not released, officials confirmed they were part of the Marine JarHeads Motorcycle Club.
Jerry Hamanne owns the Inn at Bowman, a local bed and breakfast where the motorcyclists were staying.
“They haven’t been on the highway here probably 500 feet when a pickup truck with a flatbed trailer wiped out the eight motorcycles like dominoes,” Hamanne said.
New Hampshire State Police Capt. Chris Vetter called the incident “significant.”
“It’s tragic. It’s tragic for those who were involved. It’s tragic for the families,” Vetter said.
Hammane attempted to assist the victims on the scene as they waited for medics to arrive.
“When you’re waiting for someone, it seems like forever,” Hammane said. “It’s horrific and we were up half the night because it’s something that we never experienced and we’re just praying for the families.”
At a press conference on Saturday, New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu was asked if a mandatory helmet law, which is currently not implement in the state, would make a difference.
"At this point, there's no evidence given the horrific significance of what happened, whether it was helmet or no helmet was going to provide survivability," Sununu said.
Officials are urging anyone with information about the crash — including photos and videos — to come forward.
WBZ NewsRadio's Chris Fama (@CFamaWBZ) reports