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For Immediate Release
December 26, 2018
For more information contact:
Trooper First Class Timothy Sawyer
Trooper Petros Lazos
(603) 679-3333

Rollover Accident/Pedestrian Crash, Route 16, Dover

On December 26, 2018, at approximately 1120 hours, Troopers from the New Hampshire State Police-Troop A barracks responded to a report of a single unit motor vehicle accident on Route 16 southbound in the City of Dover, NH.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2007 Ford Escape, driven by a 16 year-old female from Durham, NH, was traveling southbound from Route 4 towards Route 16. As the vehicle began to merge on to Route 16, the operator initially failed to yield to roadway traffic. In an effort to avoid a crash, the driver over-corrected and struck a cement barrier. This collision resulted in the vehicle rolling-over and coming to a rest on its roof. There was one passenger also in the vehicle, and neither occupant was injured. Although traffic was significantly slowed, Troopers worked hard to keep an open lane of travel.

As emergency personnel worked to conclude that event and clear the roadway completely, on scene Troopers were notified of a male running into nearby traffic. For reasons still under investigation, a 39 year-old man from Dover, NH exited the passenger side of his vehicle as it slowly moved southbound just prior to the aforementioned rollover crash. The male crossed over into the northbound lanes of travel and was struck by a full-sized tractor trailer. Emergency medical technicians were immediately diverted and able to provide instant medical treatment.

The male was transported to the Portsmouth Regional Hospital as he had sustained serious but non-life threatening injuries.

These events remain under investigation by Trooper First Class Timothy Sawyer and Trooper Petros Lazos. Anyone with information pertaining to these collisions is asked to contact Trooper First Class Timothy Sawyer or Trooper Petros Lazos at NH State Police-Troop A at (603) 679-3333.

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