LYNN — A 58-year-old man is in “critical, but stable condition” after a serious motorcycle crash involving a car on Broadway Monday night, according to the Lynn Fire Department.
The motorcycle driver was taken by helicopter to Massachusetts General Hospital after a crash at 196 Broadway shortly before 7:30 p.m., according to Lynn Fire Capt. Joseph Zukas.
The bike collided with a car and possibly struck a telephone pole near the Peabody line, Zukas said.
First responders from Engine 10, including three paramedics, said the injured driver was unresponsive with serious head trauma, Zukas said. That’s when the call went out for a medical helicopter.
Zukas said the call emphasizes the importance of medics working throughout the city, not only on ambulances, but on fire trucks.
“Having paramedics embedded with fire engines, which is national standards, is good for the citizens and possibly saved this guy’s life,” Zukas said.
Another critical factor, he said, was the victim was taken from the helipad in the back of Union Hospital, one of the fire department’s landing zones that won’t be there when the hospital closes.