The Union Leader recently reported in a story about a car collision in New Hampshire that occurred on U.S. Route 2 in Randolph that took the lives of three motorists and injured three more. The crash involved two vehicles a 2007 Nissan Altima driven by a 41-year-old woman of Lunenburg, Vermont, and a 2000 Ford Explorer driven by a 27-year-old man of Lewiston, Maine. The woman’s vehicle had two additional passengers, while the man’s had an additional three passengers. Both of the female driver’s passengers perished at the scene, as did one of the male driver’s passengers. The motorists and remaining passengers were taken to nearby hospitals for treatment.
The accident was deemed not to have been caused by inclement weather. At the time of the accident, the weather was partly cloudy, and the roads were dry. The accident occurred at a wide point in the road. Substance abuse does not appear to have played a factor. U.S. Route2 has been the scene of numerous accidents throughout the years, although most of those accidents occurred at spots where the road tended to narrow.
In taking these details into consideration, one can only wonder if dangerous road conditions, such as unevenly paved roads, could have played some sort of factor in causing the accident. Whether or not this particular stretch of road was properly planned out in the first place, or has become more and more dangerous over the years due to shrubbery and other plant life protruding out from curves in the road, is a valid question that should be taken into consideration when deeming what exactly caused the accident to occur in the first place.