Truck accidents can happen suddenly, especially if they roll. Sometimes heavy winds or taking a turn too quickly can result in a heavy vehicle rolling because of its size and shape. When a large vehicle overturns, it can be devastating to others around it. Passenger vehicles may not be able to handle the weight of the hit, crushing the tops of the vehicles or injuring people inside. Others following close behind may not be able to have enough time to get out of the way, colliding with the vehicle that overturned. If this happens to you, seeking compensation for your injuries and medical care can help you stay afloat while you focus on your own recovery.
A March 23 report states that a roll-over accident involving a tractor-trailer caused three people to suffer injuries. State police attended the scene and said that the overturned truck had been struck by a 43-year-old woman from Epping; she was med-flighted to a hospital in Boston with serious head injuries. There was no further information on her condition.
One of the woman’s passengers, a 17-year-old girl, had to be taken by ambulance to Exeter Hospital. The driver of the tractor-trailer, a 54-year-old man, was also transported to the same hospital. Both were said to have non-life-threatening injuries.
At this time, police haven’t indicated how the crash took place, but it appears that the vehicles crossed paths when they were driving on North River Road and Route 125. Police have said that alcohol or drug impairment haven’t been a concern so far, but the truck may have overturned and caused the collision; they’re still investigating this possibility at this time.
Source: Fosters, “Three injured in car v. tractor-trailer crash in Epping,” Erik Hawkins, March 23, 2016