There are plenty of ways you can get into accidents on the road, whether it’s due to someone else’s negligence or poor weather conditions. In this case, the victims of a car accident have had to endure pain and suffering along with time in the hospital while they received treatment for their injuries. The Feb. 18 report states that the two who were injured were a married couple driving on Route 10/Keene Road.
The accident happened in the morning at around 9:46 a.m., according to the Winchester Police Chief, and it’s unlikely that poor visibility was a cause. According to the story, the accident happened just a short distance away from Swanzey when a 73-year-old man driving a 2002 Hyundai Accent failed to stop and struck the back of a 2006 Kia Sedona from behind. The driver of the 2006 Kia Sedona was stopped on Route 10 and waiting to turn left into a driveway when the accident occurred.
The woman, a 56-year-old, had to be taken to Cheshire Medical Center in Keene following the accident, and her husband, a passenger in the vehicle, was also taken to the hospital. The woman allegedly suffered from a neck injury. Her husband was said to have suffered multiple injuries from the impact. Fortunately, the man driving the Hyundai Accent was uninjured in the crash.
The news reports state that it wasn’t only the victims who were left injured; their car was also left with damage that will need to be repaired. The Kia allegedly had rear-end damage, and the 73-year-old man’s Hyundai had front-end damage.
What caused the accident? Initial reports suggest that the 73-year-old man’s inattention was the cause. It hasn’t been reported if he will face charges for the accident.
Source: New Hampshire Union, “Winchester couple injured in car crash on Route 10 Sunday” Meghan Pierce, Feb. 18, 2014