A New Hampshire state police officer narrowly escaped being struck by a speeding pickup truck on the Everett Turnpike recently, according to local news station WMUR.
The officer was cleaning up road debris on the northbound side of the turnpike. At about 10:36 a.m., a fast-moving pickup truck swerved around a slower vehicle and drove into the median where the officer was standing. The officer protected herself by jumping over the barrier in the median, but the truck hit both the barrier and the vehicle it was apparently trying to pass.
The pickup truck’s driver, a 22-year-old Chelmsford, Massachusetts resident, was charged with reckless driving. The pickup’s driver, the officer, and everyone in the slower vehicle escaped injury.
You can help protect yourself and police officers from injury by proceeding carefully when you see a police car with its lights flashing. Slow down and move to another lane. If there is no other lane, move as far away from the police car as possible without entering an oncoming lane of traffic or endangering yourself and your passengers. Police officers frequently have to exit their cars, so if you see a stopped police car, watch carefully for any officers who may be standing near it.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a New Hampshire pedestrian accident, you may be entitled to compensation from the person or company responsible for your injuries. Compensation can include payments for lost wages, medical treatment, rehabilitation, and more. To discuss your rights and options after a New Hampshire pedestrian accident, call the experienced New Hampshire injury accident attorneys at Tenn And Tenn, P.A. Call 1-888-511-1010 today for a free and confidential consultation.