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Greenville/Jaffrey: Father, daughter injured in motorcycle crash

JAFFREY — A Greenville man was airlifted to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, after a motorcycle accident on Milliken Road on Saturday afternoon left both him and his passenger, his 8-year-old daughter, injured.

Representatives of Dartmouth-Hitchcock declined to comment on the condition of the motorcyclist, John Reed, 37, of Greenville, when contacted Monday. He was reportedly unconscious for a period of time following the accident. His daughter, Jordan Reed of Greenville, was treated for non-life-threatening injuries at Monadnock Community Hospital.

On Saturday at 4:43 p.m., police were dispatched to a motorcycle accident on Milliken Road at the corner near the Grandview Inn, Sgt. Scott Stevens of the Jaffrey Police Department said in an interview Monday. A Harley Davidson motorcycle, driven by John Reed, 37, of Greenville, failed to navigate the turn and went off the road, said Stevens. The motorcyclist was attempting to correct and get back on the road, when the motorcycle crashed, said Stevens. Neither Jaffrey fire officials nor police could confirm whether or not John Reed was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

On the back of the motorcycle was Reed’s daughter, Jordan, said Stevens. Jordan Reed, who was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, sustained road rash injuries, which did not appear to be severe, according to police. She was transported to Monadnock Community Hospital for treatment. Her father was transported by DHART helicopter to Dartmouth-Hitchcock in Lebanon.

When police were first notified of the accident, it was reported that John Reed was unconscious. By the time police arrived on the scene, both victims were awake and able to speak with emergency responders.

Jaffrey-Rindge Memorial Ambulance crews transported John Reed to a landing zone at the former Grandview Inn for airlifting, while Peterborough Ambulance transported Jordan Reed to Monadnock Community Hospital. Jordan Reed was treated and released from Monadnock Community Hospital on Saturday, according to a hospital representative.

Jaffrey firefighters were the first on the scene, according to Jaffrey Fire Chief David Chamberlain. Peterborough Ambulance also responded.

Ashley Saari can be reached at 924-7172 ext. 244 or She’s on Twitter at @AshleySaari.

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