---- — SALEM — A Winchendon woman was seriously injured Monday when the motorcycle she was a passenger on was struck by a minivan.
Police said David Beshara, 54, of Derry was traveling north on Ermer Road in a 2002 Pontiac minivan just before 4 p.m. He struck a 2007 Harley Davidson motorcycle, which was heading west on Route 111.
The motorcycle was operated by Jay Treshinsky, 57, of Winchendon.
Susan Dionne, 51, of Winchendon was on the back of the motorcycle, police said. She sustained severe lower leg injuries, according to police.
Dionne was taken by ambulance to Lawrence General Hospital, then flown by medical helicopter to a Boston hospital.
It doesn’t appear speed was the cause of the crash, Sgt. Thomas Kench said, but is unknown if drugs and/or alcohol were contributing factors. The Salem Police Technical Accident Reconstruction Team responded to the scene and will be conducting the investigation.
Police are seeking any witnesses to the crash. They also would like to speak to the driver of a black Chevrolet or Dodge pickup truck that made a U-turn at the intersection of Ermer Road and Route 111 just before the crash, he said.
Anyone who saw the accident is asked to call Officer John O’Donnell at 893-1911.
— Jo-Anne MacKenzie