Seven motorcyclists are dead and three more injured after a Dodge pick-up truck mowed down a pack of riders in New Hampshire, US, yesterday.
Associated Press reports the crash took place just metres from where the riders staying for their annual general meeting.
Police have now charged the driver, 23-year-old Volodoymyr Zhukovskyy of West Springfield, Massachusetts, with seven counts of negligent homicide. He has previously had two drink-driving convictions.
Police say the riders were from the Marine JarHeads Motorcycle Club that includes ex-United States Marines and their spouses. It was big weekend for cruisers in the area.
“There was debris everywhere,” Miranda Thompson, 21, told the Associated Press.
“People were in the grass. There were people putting tourniquets on people, trying to make sure they didn’t move. You could tell people were lost who it happened too … It was a sad day for all of them.”
The cause of the crash is not yet known, but the driver was not injured despite his pick-up bursting into flame after impact.