Press Release: December 2, 2016

December 6, 2016 in Logs, News by Sharon Duffy

CANAAN MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH NH ROUTE 118

On Friday December 2, 2016 at 1:36 PM Canaan Police, Ambulance and Fire Department units were dispatched to NH Route 118 in the area of the NH State DOT Shed for a motor vehicle crash with multiple patients.

Investigators determined that the driver of a green 2000 Subaru station wagon was traveling northbound when it attempted to conduct a U-turn. The driver of the Subaru failed to yield to a 1992 GMC Suburban also traveling northbound. The vehicles collided in a near head-on fashion and came to a rest in and near the roadway.

There were two occupants in the Subaru, three occupants in the Suburban, and one patient required extrication by the Fire Department. All five patients were transported to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, some with serious injuries. NH Route 118 was closed for approximately 1.5 hours and traffic was re-routed through the NH DOT complex.

The Canaan Police Department is continuing to investigate the crash. Anyone with information or who may have witnessed the crash is asked to contact Sergeant Ryan Porter at 603.523.7400 or RPorter@CanaanPolice.com118-crash.

The Lebanon Fire Department, Enfield Fire Department and the Hanover Communications Center assisted Canaan emergency responders.

### AUTHORIZED – SAMUEL W. FRANK, II CHIEF OF POLICE 603.523.7400