Motorcyclist seriously hurt in Mount Washington road crash

TWIN MOUNTAIN, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire State Police say a motorcyclist has been seriously injured after going off the Mount Washington Auto Road and dropping about 20 feet off the edge.

Police say the 56-year-old Gloria Vega of Greenville, Rhode Island, had a mechanical failure as she was going down the road and lost control of the motorcycle on Saturday afternoon.

She was airlifted to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, Maine.

Police say she suffered serious, nonlife-threatening injuries.

Mount Washington in New Hampshire’s White Mountains is the highest peak in the Northeast.