The Union Leader recently reported in a story about multiple crash instances near Bedford’s F.E. Everett Turnpike. The first car collision in New Hampshire occurred when a police cruiser was struck while the car was stopped and parked in the breakdown lane. The officer who had just issued a traffic citation to another motorist was sitting in his cruiser with the lights still flashing, and was struck from behind by a vehicle driven by a 42-year-old man from Manchester.
The second crash involved a fire truck that was on its way to the first crash site. As the fire truck was crossing over into the northbound lanes of traffic from a southbound lane, it was struck in the rear by another vehicle.
The Trooper was taken to Elliot Hospital and treated for his crash related injuries. He was later released. Damage to the fire truck was not substantial enough to cause serious injury to the fire truck occupants. However, a passenger from the car that struck the fire truck was also taken to Elliot Hospital for minor injuries.