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New Hampshire teen arrested for DWI after hitting 2 pedestrians

A New Hampshire teen has been arrested on charges of aggravated DWI. Police allege that the male teenager struck two female pedestrians with his motor vehicle on a recent Thursday morning. The incident occurred in Hampton.

Like many New Hampshire car accidents, this one occurred during early rush hour traffic at approximately 7:05 a.m. Police say that the 17-year-old who was driving the car that hit the pedestrians is a resident of Portsmouth. They also say that he was driving under the influence at the time of the tragic event. It was not reported that the teen suffered any injuries.

The pedestrian victims who he hit, on the other hand, escaped the crash with their lives, but they did not escape without suffering serious injuries. The 69-year-old and 60-year-old pedestrians, who both live in Hampton, required hospital treatment for their injuries. Following the incident, one of the victims was taken to Exeter Hospital, but later, she was flown to Beth Israel Deaconess in Boston to receive further treatment. The other victim is reportedly in stable condition and is currently being cared for at a hospital in Portsmouth.

New Hampshire car accidents involving injuries caused by drunk or intoxicated drivers could result in civil lawsuits against the drivers responsible. Indeed, unlawful drivers may be held liable for any property damages and physical injuries that their negligent and/or unlawful actions cause. What that means is that the responsible driver could be forced to financially compensate injured parties (or their families) for various costs relating to vehicular repairs, hospital costs, end of life expenses and other financial damages they may have incurred.

Source: CBS Boston, "2 Pedestrians Injured In Hampton, NH Crash; Teen Driver Charged With DWI" No author given, Jun. 18, 2014

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