Crash victim is identified

MILFORD – Police have identified the motorcycle rider who escaped serious injury last week when his bike was clipped by a passing car at full speed

William Lussier, 50, of Brookline, was riding a Harley-Davidson during heavy afternoon rush hour traffic on May 6 when he was sent careening into a field. He escaped with minor injuries in an incident that Milford Police Department is investigating as possible road rage.

The incident happened around 3:30 p.m. in the westbound lane of the Route 101 bypass, in a passing zone between the Perry Road and Osgood Road overpasses, according to Milford Police Capt. Craig Frye.

“A car was passing him. They were even with each other, the car went to get back into the lane and contact was made,” said Frye. “He went right off the road. It’s all grass and field there, and he didn’t hit a tree. He’s lucky.”

Lussier was taken to Southern New Hampshire Medical Center with minor injuries, and was treated and released. He was not wearing a helmet.

The incident is still under investigation.

“We’re still waiting to hear from two witnesses who were behind the accident,” said Frye.

– Cabinet staff