Nearly 100 people have died in New Hampshire accidents so far this year. In the Granite State, as across the country, the number of traffic fatalities increases dramatically over the holiday season, according to state police Captain John LeLacheur.
On Wednesday night, a 19-year-old man was severely injured in an accident on Route 102 when the Hyundai sedan he was driving clipped the rear of an SUV, causing it to flip over. The man, whose name was not released by authorities, suffered injuries to his spinal cord and head in the accident.
Cody Eller, a 20-year-old resident of Windham, was convicted by a jury on charges of second-degree assault and reckless conduct last week, according to the Eagle-Tribune. Eller was found not guilty of a harsher allegation, first-degree assault, in the case.
During the evening commute in Hampstead, New Hampshire, on Monday, Kevin Coady was crossing Central Street when he was hit by a van. The 20-year-old East Hampstead resident had to be flown by MedEvac helicopter to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston due to the severity of his injuries.
On election night last week, as everyone attempted to head to the polls during the evening commute, nine car accidents occurred in just over two hours in southern New Hampshire. One resulted in a temporary lane closure, while another sent an individual to the hospital.
On Wednesday, November 7 in Merrimack, New Hampshire, local police were called to the scene of an accident that occurred in front of a residence on Country Club Lane. When they arrived in the early morning, just after 2 a.m., they discovered a 2007 Honda Civic that had crashed into a retaining wall and sustained extensive damage. The driver, Christine Shelton, was uninjured and appeared to be the only person in the vehicle.
On Wednesday, Judge Kenneth McHugh of the Rockingham Superior Court in Brentwood dismissed a lawsuit brought by Greenland police officers after they were injured in a shootout during an attempted drug bust, according to The Union Leader.
A woman filed a complaint with Nashua Police on November 2 that she had been punched multiple times by 44-year-old Darrell Roper, of Broad Street in Nashua, New Hampshire. After an initial investigation was conducted, police arrested Roper hours later.
On November 2, at the height of commuter traffic, a single-vehicle accident on Route 107 in Pittsfield, New Hampshire sent five people to the hospital with injuries. The Friday evening crash occurred when a minivan veered off the road and hit a tree at the intersection of Catamount and Governors Roads.
Hurricane Sandy's effects are still being felt in parts of the country as far-reaching as the midwest. While the storm has, for the most part, ended in New England, the region is still struggling to regain normalcy, as thousands of residents' homes were damaged or lost power.