Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Thank Goodness for Seatbelts

This bad wreck was right up the street from my house Saturday afternoon. At first glance, it looks like someone must have been seriously, seriously injured. The van which rolled over was our town clerk Linda Hartson and her husband Hal Macomber. From what I understand, both were wearing their seatbelts, which likely saved them from much more serious injuries.
Sgt. Jeff Butts was called in to conduct the accident reconstruction. (See the Do Not Enter sign in the background, previously at the end of the exit ramp from Route 101)


mike said...

I still do not understand from any reports how this accident happened.I do know that exiting the 101 ramp from the East that you have to very careful of cars speeding to and from Newfields.That's why the sign on the median is always knocked down.The driver turning left to Exeter misjudges the speed of the approaching cars. Then takes another look, freaks out and takes out the sign as he or she tries to correct. Those cars often are hauling ass.

Lara Bricker said...

From the looks of it, the guy coming off the ramp either wasn't paying attention or was asleep. You could see his tire tracks leave the ramp and go right across the grass on the side

A New England Life said...

That sure is a bad wreck! There's so much open space at that intersection that you wouldn't think something like that could happen, but I guess it can.

So glad everyone was okay!