Katina Skotis Obituary, Death – Thursday night in Derry there was a collision involving two motorbikes, a car, and another vehicle, which resulted in the deaths of two people. The collision that occurred at the intersection of North Main and Nesmith streets shortly after 6:30 p.m. prompted the police to come to the scene. Before the collision that occurred on North Main Street, officials reported that two motorbikes were part of a larger group that was traveling together. At the time of the collision, a car was turning onto North Main Street from Pinkerton Street.
Adam Platania, 21, from Derry, was driving one of the motorcycles when it was involved in the collision. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Katina Skotis, 20, from the town of Litchfield, was his passenger. She was transported to Elliot Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. According to the police, both the rider and the passenger of the other motorcycle were sent to a hospital with injuries that were not considered to be life-threatening.
After the collision, the driver of the automobile was reportedly brought to the hospital for treatment of a medical condition, as reported by the police. According to the New Hampshire State Police, this collision was the 22nd deadly accident that has occurred in the state since the beginning of the year. Hillsborough County was the location of the most incidents, followed by Rockingham County and Cheshire County. “I know they are on the rise,” stated Trooper 1st Class Jay LaPointe. “Their popularity has been on the rise for some time now.”
According to LaPointe, the growth can be attributed to a variety of factors. He stated that there did not appear to be a single source for the problem. “If there was only one reason, finding a solution would be simple. It might be impairment, it could be reckless driving, it could be inattention or distraction. It seems to be a combination of factors. There are a variety of factors that we are working to address in order to bring those numbers down.
According to LaPointe, there also seems to be a greater number of motorists and motorcycle riders on the road. He advised that paying attention is necessary at all times, regardless of whether you are in a vehicle with two or four wheels. “Just be aware of their surroundings, and hopefully, everyone has a great motorcycle season,” he advised, adding that he hoped everyone would have a good time riding this year. The inquiry into the crash that occurred in Derry is still ongoing.