Being hit by a vehicle can leave you in a state of confusion, pain and suffering. When you’re in a major accident, you could be impacted multiple times, putting you and the people in your vehicle at risk of being badly hurt or killed. Those in New Hampshire who have been in an accident like this one are aware of just how bad an accident can become when you combine driver negligence with poor weather.
I-93 near Ashland, New Hampshire, has been the center of a major accident, according to a Jan. 3 report. A New Hampshire State Police Spokesman reported that 35 vehicles were involved in two different pileups that left several people injured.
These crashes were most likely caused by a snow squall that struck the area at around 9:45 a.m., although police were investigating to see what started the pileups. Initially, police reports indicated that there may have been as many as 50 to 100 vehicles involved in the two wrecks, forcing them to close the roads to only emergency personnel.
Fortunately, no one was killed in the traumatic pileups, although many were injured. An update to the report states that 12 people suffered from different levels of injury from the wrecks. None of them was life-threatening injuries, although one of the vehicles did catch on fire after the impact.
It’s fortunate that the many people involved weren’t killed in this crash. When the weather is bad, slowing down and taking your time while driving is important. If you’ve been struck because someone was speeding or not paying attention in poor weather conditions, you may be able to seek compensation for your injuries.
Source: Boston.com, “I-93 Reopens After NH Pileups Involving 35 Cars, Vehicle Fire; No Serious Reported Injuries” Jon Palmer, Jan. 03, 2015