SOMERVILLE (CBS) — A Somerville police officer is in critical condition after he was involved in a crash around 9:30 Sunday morning.
According to the Somerville Mayor’s Office, Louis Remigio, 55, of Tewksbury, was involved in a multiple car and motorcycle crash on 95 South on the Greenland/North Hampton line.
New Hampshire State Police said witnesses saw a black 2013 Mercedes-Benz C300 driven by 18-year-old Michael Ricci of Burlington, Mass. racing other cars. At one point, he crossed over into oncoming traffic and hit a red 2003 Harley Davidson driven by Remigio.
A grey 2009 Subaru Legacy driven by John Bamford, 63, of Wells, Maine then could not stop in time and rear-ended Ricci.
“I think [Ricci] had hit the motorcycle and that he had spun him right in front of me, and I braked as hard as I could,” Bamford told WBZ-TV.
Two other cars, a Ford Explorer and a Ford F-150, were damaged while driving through debris.
Officials said three people were transported to Portsmouth Hospital.
Ricci was not injured in the crash and was arrested for felony reckless conduct. He is being held on $10,000 cash bail at Rockingham County jail and will be arraigned Tuesday.
Brian Costa is Remigio’s neighbor. He said Remigio is a nice guy who likes his motorcycle.
“Couple times he’s been out here he’s always been with his dog. I’ve seen him on his motorcycle, so he seems like a very good person,” said Costa. “We wish him a quick and speedy recovery and hope to see him back home soon.”
The crash caused major traffic backups as crews were on scene until 1 p.m.
Police have not released any more information at this time.