MANCHESTER, NH – On Sunday, April 24, 2022 at approximately 1:04 a.m., soldiers from New Hampshire State Police Barracks B, along with Manchester Police Department officers and fire department medical personnel of Manchester, responded to a motor vehicle collision involving a State Police cruiser and a motorbike at the intersection of Willow and Hayward streets in Manchester. The New Hampshire State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit has also been called in and is investigating.
Initial investigation reveals the motorcyclist was traveling on Hayward Street when he collided with a New Hampshire State Police cruiser, which was traveling on Willow Street. The motorcycle operator, along with the two soldiers who were in the New Hampshire State Police cruiser, were taken to Elliot Hospital in Manchester. The Troopers were assessed and released without injury. The driver of the motorbike,
William Hébert, 62, of
Manchester, New Hampshire,
sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
Evidence indicates Mr Hebert, traveling east, failed to stop at the stop sign on Hayward Street where he meets Willow Street, hitting the side of the State Police cruiser as she was heading south on Willow Street. Mr. Hebert was later arrested at the hospital and charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated and driving after suspension. All aspects of the case remain under investigation. State Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact Private First Class Nate Goodwin at Nathaniel.D.Goodwin@dos.nh.gov or by voicemail at (603) 545- 4288.