If you’re living in New Hampshire, then you know that car accidents are fairly common. As a driver, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be worried. In fact, many accidents are caused by distracted drivers that put your life and the lives of others at risk on the road. In this case, a driver went the wrong way on a highway lane, and that resulted in a serious accident.
A three-car crash in New Hampshire forced five people to go to the hospital for treatment, two who were airlifted due to the extent of their injuries, after an 86-year-old man stuck the SUV of a 40-year-old woman.
Officials at the scene reported that the 86-year-old man had been heading south in the northbound lane of Route 12 when the accident took place. After he hit the woman’s vehicle, another driver, an 80-year-old man from Springfield, Virginia, collided with both vehicles.
After the police responded, it was discovered that the 86-year-old man was trapped in his vehicle. He had to be extricated by an emergency team. Both the elderly man and the passenger in the 40-year-old woman’s vehicle were taken to the hospital with critical injuries, and then they were transported by Life Flight to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. So far, the two have survived the accident.
The woman suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to the local Cheshire Medical Center. There were also two children in her SUV who were taken to the hospital for a checkup as a precaution. The other driver and his wife were not hurt in the accident.
Source: necn, “2 Airlifted in 3-Vehicle Crash in Keene, NH,” Mike Pescaro, July 12, 2015