Bicyclist dies in crash involving motorcycle in Hancock, NH

A bicyclist died after colliding with a motorcycle around 10:30 am Sunday. The crash happened on the intersection of Route 202 and Elmwood Road.Hancock Police said John Wojtas, 67, of Peterborough was pronounced dead at the scene.Officials said the motorcyclist, Seamus Wibben, 26, of Newport, was taken to Concord Hospital with serious injuries that are not life-threatening. Police said preliminary results suggest that Wojtas encroached upon the southbound lane of travel on Route 202 and was struck by Wibben. Multiple fire and police departments responded to the crash. Local police called in a State police collision reconstruction team to help them investigate. Hancock police chief Thomas Horne is stressing the importance of paying attention to rules of the road. “In this circumstance, the cyclist was wearing protective equipment. It’s just a tragedy all around,” Horne said. Elmwood and South Elmwood were blocked off for several hours. The road opened back up around 4:00 pmThe investigation is ongoing.

A bicyclist died after colliding with a motorcycle around 10:30 am Sunday.

The crash happened at the intersection of Route 202 and Elmwood Road.

Hancock Police said John Wojtas, 67, of Peterborough was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officials said the motorcyclist, Seamus Wibben, 26, of Newport, was taken to Concord Hospital with serious injuries that are not life-threatening.

Police said preliminary results suggest that Wojtas encroached upon the southbound lane of travel on Route 202 and was struck by Wibben.

Multiple fire and police departments responded to the crash. Local police called in a State police collision reconstruction team to help them investigate.

Hancock police chief Thomas Horne is stressing the importance of paying attention to rules of the road.

“In this circumstance, the cyclist was wearing protective equipment. It’s just a tragedy all around,” Horne said.

Elmwood and South Elmwood were blocked off for several hours. The road opened back up around 4:00 pm

The investigation is ongoing.

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