Joshua Danforth Death – On Saturday, members of the Merrimack Fire Department and the Merrimack Police Department responded to a call about a person on the side of Back River Road who was unresponsive. During the time that they were responding, they were informed that the individual had been a motorcycle who had collided head-on with another vehicle.
When emergency personnel arrived, they discovered that Joshua Danforth, 37, of Merrimack was riding a 2006 Honda Motorcycle that had crossed the center line while it was moving south on Back River Road. Danforth was operating the motorcycle. According to Merrimack Police Sgt. Michael Lambert, the motorbike collided with a 2018 GMC pickup that was being driven north by Kimberly Hanscom, 52, of Merrimack. Hanscom was a resident of Merrimack.
On arrival at the scene of the accident, it was discovered that Danforth was already died. Hanscom sustained non-life-threatening injuries but was able to be treated at the site, so he did not need to be transported to a hospital. Hanscom, who was driving the pick-up truck at the time of the accident and was clearly unhappy, was examined by firefighters and emergency medical services personnel for minor injuries but did not need to be sent to the hospital for treatment.
The collision took place on a hairpin bend that was located close to Spring Pond Road and just to the north of the Bradford Woods. According to the initial information gathered from eyewitnesses, the motorcycle gave the impression of failing to handle the curve, which resulted in it entering the route of the truck. After being assessed by firefighters and EMS personnel, the woman who was driving the pick-up vehicle appeared clearly agitated; however, she declined to be sent to the hospital.
Back River Road has been closed off by the Merrimack Police Department, with the cooperation of the Bedford Police Department, as the investigation into the collision continues. Within the span of three hours, this was the third accident that the Merrimack Fire Rescue crew had responded to.The Merrimack Police Department is continuing its investigation into the collision at this time.
Please call the number (603) 420-1867 and ask to speak with Sgt. Michael Lambert if you have any information on this accident.
Joshua Danforth Obituary and funeral plans will be released by the family…
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