Maine motorcyclist killed in NH crash while doing ‘wheelie,’ police say
NEWINGTON (WGME) -- Police say a Maine motorcyclist was killed after losing control of his bike, while during a “wheelie,” and then crashing into a building in Newington, New Hampshire, Wednesday night.
It happened around 7:10 p.m. at 347 Shattuck Way.
The motorcyclist crashed a 2003 Kawasaki ZX600 into the front entrance of the former Shogun Japanese Steak House, according to police.
Police say 37-year-old Robert Barish, of Lebanon, died at the scene.
Witnesses told police Barish was riding through the former restaurant’s parking lot at a high rate of speed and doing a “wheelie” when he lost control of the bike and struck a wood pillar and crashed into the front door of the building.
Police say witnesses called 911 and administered CPR until police arrived.
Barish was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, according to police.
The crash is still under investigation.