HAVERHILL (CBS) – A motorcyclist is hospitalized after being hit by a ladder on Route 495 in Haverhill on Saturday.

Massachusetts State Police said the motorcyclist, a 62-year-old Dracut man, was hit by the ladder, which flew off a pickup truck, then crashed. He was transported to Lawrence General Hospital and then flown to a Boston hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

Both the motorcyclist and driver of the pickup were traveling on Route 495 South at the time.

The driver of the pickup, a 38-year-old Haverhill man, was cited for operating with an unsecured load.


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