Cement Truck vs. Motorcycle Crash on Howe St. @ Pond St. in Methuen on 8-19-15

At 3:06 pm, dispatchers received a call for a motor vehicle accident involving a motorcycle and a cement truck on Howe St. in the area of Pond St.  The caller reported seeing flames from one of the vehicles.    Several patrol units responded to the scene and discovered a motorcycle on fire underneath a cement truck.  The Methuen Fire Department responded and extinguished the fire.  

Upon investigation, it was learned that the motorcycle was stopped in the left lane on Pond St. waiting to turn left.  The cement truck was heading north on Howe St.  The driver of the cement truck entered into the lane the motorcycle was in.  The operator of the motorcycle was able to jump off the bike before the cement truck entered the lane.  The truck then drove over the motorcycle and dragged it a short distance onto Pond St.  The driver of the cement truck was able to get out of the truck before the motorcycle caught fire. No one was injured in the crash.

Both vehicles were towed from the scene.  The crash is being investigated by Officer William Kannan of the patrol division.