motorcycle crashes


A Coos County grand jury has indicted the driver of a truck that crashed into a group of motorcycles on 23 different charges, including manslaughter and driving under the influence.

Seven motorcyclists were killed when Vladimir Zhukovskyy, 25, allegedly swerved into oncoming traffic on Route 2 in Randolph last June. The riders were all members of the Jarhead Motorcycle Club, which is made up of Marine Corps members and their families.

N.H. Department of Safety


A new audit finds that a Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles employee missed an opportunity to revoke the license of the driver accused in a crash that killed seven motorcyclists because he did not know how to add convictions to driving records.

The finding was revealed Friday in a preliminary report examining why Massachusetts failed to sanction Volodymyr Zhukovskyy after being notified of his May drunken driving arrest in Connecticut.

Sean Hurley for NHPR

A federal inspection report says the driver involved in a crash that killed seven motorcyclists in New Hampshire was on drugs and reached for a beverage just before colliding with a group of bikers.

N.H. Department of Safety


Officials within the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles grappled for years without success to clear chronic backlogs in the processing of notifications sent by other states of infractions by Massachusetts drivers, according to testimony on Tuesday at an oversight hearing prompted by a crash that killed seven motorcyclists in New Hampshire.

Sarah Gibson for NHPR

Thousands of motorcyclists rode to Randolph on Saturday to honor the seven bikers killed in a June crash there. NHPR’s Sarah Gibson talked to some of those motorcyclists before they embarked from Laconia.  

The “Ride for the Fallen 7” began in Laconia and travelled up I-93, ending at The Inn at Bowman for a memorial service near the site of the crash.



Don Treeger / The Republican via AP pool


More than 800 Massachusetts drivers have had their licenses suspended as officials continue to discover notifications of serious out-of-state driving violations that had not been acted on.

Sean Hurley for NHPR


An investigation into how a man charged in the deaths of seven motorcyclists in New Hampshire kept his license despite facing drunken driving charges found that Massachusetts motor vehicle department workers weren't properly processing out-of-state notifications about driving offenses.

Four Motorcyclists Die In One Day

Jun 15, 2012

With Laconia Bike Week underway four motorcyclists were killed in separate crashes Friday including one in the North Country, according to news releases from the state police.

The latest occurred about 4:15 on the Everett Turnpike near Exit 8 in Nashua. Police said Michael Loverme, 24, of Merrimack, lost control of his motorcycle, crashed and died of “severe trauma.” The accident in the North Country occurred on Route 16 near Dummer Pond Road about 3:15 p.m.