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Nashua Motorcyclist Dead Following Crash

Alan Monas Jr., 26, was pulled over in Merrimack just minutes before the fatal crash.

A Nashua man is dead after State Police say he lost control of his motorcycle while exiting I-293 in Manchester.

At approximately 9:13 a.m. on March 30 State Police from Troop B in Bedford responded to a report of a single motorcycle accident located on I-293 northbound on the Exit 4 (Second Street) off ramp in Manchester. 

Police say Alan Monas Jr., 26, of Nashua was pronounced dead at Catholic Medical Center in Manchester. Monas was driving a 1978 Suzuki motorcycle.

Police say Monas had been stopped by Trooper First Class Scott Tracy as he traveled northbound on the F.E. Everett Turnpike in Merrimack just prior to the time of the crash. He was issued a summons for speeding, after being clocked at 86 mph. 

Freelance photographer Jeffrey Hastings, who arrived shortly after the crash, said first responders were performing CPR on Monas at the scene, before he was transported.

The cause of this accident remains under investigation, police said. It is undetermined at this time whether speed was a factor in this crash. There were no other vehicles involved in this accident. The I-293 NB Exit 4 off ramp was closed for about one hour.

Anyone with information about this accident is asked to contact Trooper Stefan Czyzowski at New Hampshire State Police Troop-B 223-4381

In a sad postscript to this story, a cursory search of the Internet revealed that the tragic death of Alan Monas Jr. today is compounded by the Feb. 13 death of his dad, Alan Monas Sr., according to the public online tribute page via Zis-Sweeney Funeral Home.

James A. Dauphinais March 30, 2013 at 06:42 PM
Live by the throttle, you will die with the throttle.. The speeding ticket should have told him to slow down.
Carol Robidoux (Editor) March 30, 2013 at 07:00 PM
James, that is a valid point in general, however the cause of the crash in this case hasn't been determined - could be contributing factors that haven't been reported as yet. I would avoid making assumptions, despite the information provided by State Police about the speeding ticket, which was likely added because they did have contact with Mr. Monas just before the crash.
Rod Butler March 30, 2013 at 08:43 PM
Was he wearing a helmet? Need I say more.
JimC March 30, 2013 at 11:18 PM
And if a few people said that the picture of the motorcycle on its side was offensive and hurt their sensitivities, would that be taken down too? What about the other side of the coin, where seeing a horrific but REAL picture might deter some other rider from taking a risk that might put them in the same danger? Too often the offended few are allowed to control the news in one way or another, whether it be words or pictures they object to, totally forgetting that there is nothing in the Bill of Rights that says they have the right not to be offended. I will bet dollars to donuts that if people were allowed to see the 'offensive' pictures by clicking on 'OK' after reading a required warning, the VAST majority of people would do so. It's human nature, like it or not.
Bonnie Kenney March 30, 2013 at 11:34 PM
As a friend of a friend to this family, I would like for everyone with negative comments to stop assuming that you know what happened, as it is still under investigation. Instead, you should be thinking of what the family of this young man is going through and have it in your heart to keep the family in your thoughts and prayers...regardless of what the cause of the accident was!!! I can't believe so many people have no compassion anymore! Makes me sick to my stomach!
Paul Mercury March 31, 2013 at 03:08 AM
I agree with you 100% Bonnie. It's pathetic.
Bonnie Kenney March 31, 2013 at 03:11 AM
Thank you David!
Tina Rogers March 31, 2013 at 03:11 PM
Bonnie you are right! My son came home yesterday and was a friend and co-worker and was very upset for his family and the family that they both shared through there work place. And no one knows why someone so young is taken from us but we should definitely RESPECT the family that is still here, because I believe they know how to read and they just might read these post. I'm truly sorry for the Mona's family loss you will be in my prayers and thoughts. (((((HUGS)))))
Tina Rogers March 31, 2013 at 03:15 PM
To Rod Butler, YES he WAS wearing a helmet, and shame on you again that is a INSESITIVE comment for the family to have to read. It would have been nice for the article to say that so people like you don't have to ask such a DUMB question!
Carol Robidoux (Editor) March 31, 2013 at 03:50 PM
Tina, that information is not included with the State Police press release, and as of this morning, the Trooper authorized to comment on that is not available. If you read the story posted late Saturday about another Nashua motorcyclist involved in a crash in Hudson, that individual was not wearing a helmet but was fortunate to suffer only minor injuries. In a state where helmets are optional, I would say that's not a dumb question. I will add the helmet information to the story as soon as the state police make it available.
Tammy March 31, 2013 at 06:18 PM
You ignorant pig
Tammy March 31, 2013 at 06:18 PM
Yes he was you idiot
Tammy March 31, 2013 at 06:19 PM
There’s still another offending photo. Do you know how to crop you idiots?
Tammy March 31, 2013 at 06:27 PM
Yes. Alan was wearing a helmet. I am appalled at the ignorant comments some people feel they have the right to make without any regard to my family. Alan was an experienced rider and dirt bike racer who has been riding his entire life. Please block the ignorant hurtful comments and take down the horrible photo of his bike and foot. Do you people not see the pain you are causing?
JimC March 31, 2013 at 08:56 PM
Well, my question has been answered, and the answer is sad and wrong. I wonder what Mr. Hastings thinks of what the Patch has done with his work? I wonder what Patch thinks is journalism. When we see a picture on Patch in the future, how are we to know whether it's a picture of the scene as it was taken (oftentimes called the facts), or a cropped and false image that might as well have been a purchased stock photo that's all nice and pretty and cleaned up, bearing little or no relationship to what really happened?
Carol Robidoux (Editor) March 31, 2013 at 09:29 PM
JimC, I talked with Jeff Hastings about the photo and he agreed wholeheartedly, given the circumstances. When a photo is taken, a photographer does not always know what the story will be, or the outcome, especially at an accident. Bottom line is that the photo in question was not essential to telling this tragic story. File or stock photos are designated as such. Patch knows what journalism is; and also, humanity.
Michelle Toto March 31, 2013 at 10:52 PM
You need not say a word, especially not knowing all the information. Alan, was our son in law and loved so deeply. He WAS wearing his DOT approved, full faced helmet which sadly did not make a difference.
Proud Conservative April 01, 2013 at 12:10 AM
There are no dumb questions, period.
Proud Conservative April 01, 2013 at 12:14 AM
Stock photos should never be used in connection with a news story unless they are clearly identified as such. Unless stated to the contrary, it would be reasonable for any reader to assume photos posted with a story depict an event associated with the story.
Bonnie Kenney April 01, 2013 at 12:30 AM
Why don't you wait until you know for a fact whether he was or wasn't?!? Maybe there are no dumb questions, however, you assumed he wasn't...you should have left it ar the question, NOT the ridiculous comment "Need I say more" after the question! Totally uncalled for! I truly hope you feel ashamed of yourself now knowing that he was wearing a full faced, DOT approved helmet!!!!!
JimC April 01, 2013 at 12:57 AM
Of course, P C. That's my point. But when, after their having been posted already, a picture is removed, and another picture doctored, all because of what appeared to me to be a hissy fit by one reader who didn't like them, concerns me that we CANNOT make that assumption here if we're not the first to read the story and see the first pictures posted. It's a sad and sorry event, and I feel for the lad and his family and friends. I'll have no more to say on this event.
William Toto April 01, 2013 at 02:02 AM
Alan was my daughters boyfriend of almost 3 years. He was my friend of 5 years. He was a son and friend and kind to everyone he met. It breaks my heart to see people posting negative comments. Please refrain from commenting if you have nothing nice to say. To set the record straight........he was wearing a helmet. I will miss him greatly, and I was honored to know him.
William Toto April 01, 2013 at 02:17 AM
Just wondering James is your consulting firm doing well? Its BAI correct? See you around buddy!
Brittany April 01, 2013 at 03:43 AM
I was helping another woman perform CPR before the ambulance arrived. I can say that yes he was wearing a padded vest, gloves, and a full helmet. His helmet was cracked, but intact and buckled, and I took his helmet off myself per instructions from 9-1-1 so the woman administering CPR (who was CPR certified) could give him air. From what I can tell, no one saw the accident, we all just happened to get off the same exit after it had already happened. This poor guy... and his poor family has already faced a lot of heartbreak this month. People should be more sensitive online. I just want the family to know that we did what we could, and the ambulance EMTs worked their butts off to try and save him. No one wants to see something like this happen to anyone. This is the 2nd motorcycle accident I've seen in the past year. I hope other motorcyclists will read this and drive especially carefully. A helmet and pads can only do so much.
Michelle Toto April 01, 2013 at 12:29 PM
Thank you Brittany and the other woman for stopping, calling 911 and doing all that you could for Alan. He was our son in law and is missed beyond words.
Carol Robidoux (Editor) April 01, 2013 at 01:05 PM
Michelle and William, thank you for adding some important information and insight to this tragic story. Please let me know if there's anything I can do for you. Brittany, you and the other woman did what you could. Thank you for sharing that part of the story.
Candy Fiorentino April 05, 2013 at 07:15 PM
Whether this man was speeding or was wearing his helmet is not important here. The point is that this young man is not with us anymore and the family should be able to grieve in peace without judgement. My prayers are with you and hopefully they will get through this difficult time.
steve forte April 05, 2013 at 09:11 PM
Michelle , I am so sorry for your loss.
Colleen Curran December 02, 2013 at 03:58 AM
Alan was an angel on this earth, a pure ray of light. He was not some reckless young man... He was an experienced and knowledgeable rider. From a young age he knew everything about bikes. He was not a rebellious law breaker. The policeman that pulled him over before his accident actually spoke to Mona, Alan's mother, to tell her what a kind and courteous young man he was. Getting pulled over before his accident made this situation look SO much more than what it really was... God do I miss him. Oh, and p.s. he was no ones "Son-in-law"... Love and miss you, pup xo

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