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Motorcyclist seriously injured after being struck by ladder that fell off truck in Haverhill

A helicopter transported him to a Boston-area hospital.

A 62-year-old man who was riding his motorcycle on Interstate 495 in Haverhill on Saturday afternoon was seriously injured after he was struck by a ladder that flew off a pickup truck, State Police said.

The motorcyclist, who is from Dracut, was in the southbound lane when the ladder fell off and struck him at 4 p.m., State Police spokesman Tom Ryan said.

He was taken to Lawrence General Hospital, before being flown by helicopter to a Boston-area hospital, State Police said.