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Icy road may have led to fatal New Hampshire crash

News outlets across the region reported on Sunday morning that overnight, a one-car collision in the outskirts of Nashua, New Hampshire, had killed a woman and left a man in critical condition.

The crash occurred on Searles Road, a two-lane residential street that is heavily wooded, around 11:20 p.m. on December 1. The car, driven by James Bazinet, a resident of Worcester, Massachusetts, appeared to have lost control and struck a tree just before the intersection of Searles and Middle Dunstable Roads.

Bazinet was taken by emergency personnel to Southern New Hampshire Medical Center with serious injuries, and soon afterward was transferred to Massachusetts General Hospital, where he remained in critical condition as of Monday. Further details on the nature of the injuries he sustained were not released.

However, Bazinet's passenger, 55-year-old Sheryl Laitinen, also a Worcester resident, was pronounced dead by medical staff after being transported to St. Joseph Hospital, just minutes from the accident scene in Nashua.

Firefighters from the Engine 6 crew happened upon the vehicle while returning to the station from an unrelated incident. The firefighters contacted police and ambulances to help.

Deputy Fire Chief Mike O'Brien told the Nashua Telegraph that both victims were "critically injured and in need of extrication using rescue tools."

In his report following the incident, O'Brien described icy conditions on the suburban road. Nashua police lieutenant Michael Moushegian told the newspaper that the accident is "under investigation and it's still pretty active." He did not comment further on whether officials believed ice or another factor, such as alcohol or speed, contributed to the crash.

If you have been injured in an accident in the Granite State, consult an expert New Hampshire personal injury lawyer. These professionals can help you recover any damages you may be entitled to.

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