#1 Motorcyclist Takes Header Off 4th Floor Garage. Alcohol Not A Factor.07-12-2008, 01:30 PMMotorcyclist falls 4 stories from parking garage
July 11, 2008 10:36 AM
NASHUA — A motorcyclist was seriously hurt when he crashed into a wall on the top floor of a parking garage in Nashua, New Hampshire, and was vaulted four stories to the pavement below.
Police said 28-year-old Leon Belesca hit the wall in the Elm Street Parking Garage around 12:45 Friday morning after losing control of his motorcycle. The impact threw him over the wall.
Police said speed and alcohol do not appear to be factors.
07-12-2008, 02:10 PM
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07-12-2008, 02:24 PM
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NASHUA, N.H. (AP) -- The family of a Nashua motorcyclist says his helmet saved his life as he fell four stories after crashing into a parking garage wall this week.
"If he didn't have his helmet on, we wouldn't have Leon," his father, Larry Belesca, told The Telegraph.
Belesca was in serious condition at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston with multiple injuries, but doctors said his prospects for recovery look good, his family said.
"He's definitely holding his own," said his sister, Meredith Belesca. "He's got broken bones from head to toe, but neurologically he's in good shape. There's no spinal damage right now, and there's no brain damage."
Police have said Belesca wasn't drunk or speeding and it's unclear what made him lose control.
Some witnesses told police that Belesca waved goodbye to friends as he was driving off, Lt. Bruce Hansen said.
Friends told his family it appeared as though the motorcycle shot forward for no apparent reason, Meredith Belesca said. ........."His foot slipped from the clutch ?"
Larry Belesca said he and Belesca's sister remembered being shocked by how much money Belesca paid for his helmet $200. They've since learned that's relatively inexpensive as helmets go.
"It's the difference between life and death," Meredith Belesca said. "It's because of that helmet that my brother didn't sustain brain damage, and isn't dead."
She said Belesca is being kept heavily sedated so he won't suffer. His recovery is likely to be extremely long and difficult, she said
07-12-2008, 03:20 PMFriends told his family it appeared as though the motorcycle shot forward for no apparent reason, Meredith Belesca said. ........."His foot slipped from the clutch ?"May the FORCE be with you!
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