There is always a chance of damage or injury when people take to the roads in cars, trucks, motorcycles and other motor vehicles in New Hampshire. The fatal accident rate for the state hovers just below the middle of nationwide averages, except for some specialized vehicles like snowmobiles that are more common in the Granite State. So New Hampshirites are slightly safer than more Americans behind the wheel.
With enviable ski slopes and beautiful mountain passes, New Hampshire is well known around the country for its gorgeous winter weather. Unfortunately, the snow and ice that comes in the winter months is as hazardous as it is beautiful.
Especially compared to the fast pace of Boston and New York, New Hampshire is a laid-back place that moves at its own speed. It is not likely that the Granite State would be home to the top dangerous activities beyond construction and winter sports, but a disturbing trend indicates unnecessary hazards.
Highways and streets across New Hampshire have seen their share of accidents, from forgettable fender benders to tragic collisions that cost lives. Speed and reckless driving are often factors in serious accidents, especially in developed areas, and a recent case saw a driver compound irresponsible actions with injury and theft.
The roads of New Hampshire must be safe for drivers, passengers and pedestrians to feel comfortable using them. Car owners must refrain from the temptation to drive too quickly, drive while texting or drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol to achieve this.
New Hampshire is the place to live free, but the state's communities rely on people paying attention and fulfilling their obligations. Although accidents can happen, serious injury or death can occur if drivers are inattentive, careless or negligent behind the wheel.
You got into an accident, but you didn't cause it. The blame fell squarely on the other driver. Even so, your anxiety goes through the roof any time you're even near a road. You refuse to drive. Just the thought of it threatens to bring on a panic attack.
The trauma from a car accident can lead to serious internal injuries, even in cases where you do not appear to suffer significant external injuries. It is very important to know what signs and symptoms to watch out for so that you can seek immediate medical attention. Some internal injuries can be fatal if left untreated.
When a car accident happens, it often occurs very quickly. It's chaotic and confusing. Even though you were directly involved, you may have no idea what happened unless you have dash camera footage you can review after the wreck. Many drivers instantly wonder if they made a mistake and caused the crash or if the other driver was at fault.
A teenager from Boscawen got in a car crash on the Fourth of July, which is notoriously one of the most dangerous days to drive. Unfortunately, he was still in critical condition as of the last reports.