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For Immediate Release
January 31, 2019
For more information contact:
New Hampshire State Police, Troop A

"Jessica's Law" Violation with Injury, Route 101 westbound near Exit 4, Raymond

photo of the windshield of the damaged vehicle

On Thursday, January 31, 2019, at approximately 3:30 PM, a single-unit box truck was traveling westbound on Route 101 near exit 4, in Raymond. The operator of the box truck failed to properly clear the ice and snow from the top of the vehicle, a violation of "Jessica's Law," or RSA 265:79-b Negligent Driving. This resulted in ice pieces becoming dislodged and airborne behind the vehicle. A New Hampshire Department of Transportation vehicle was approximately five car-lengths behind the box truck when one of these ice pieces struck the DOT vehicle's windshield, traveling through the winshield and striking the operator in the head.

The operator of the DOT vehicle stopped in the breakdown lane and a bystander stopped to assist and notify emergency services. The suspect vehicle continued westbound on Route 101. The victim and bystander were only able to identify the vehicle as a tall, single-unit box truck, and attempts to locate it after the incident were unsuccessful. The victim was transported to the hospital by Raymond Ambulance with a laceration to his head and possible additional injuries.

State Police -- Troop A was assisted on scene by the Raymond Police and Fire Departments. Anyone who may have witnessed this incident is asked to contact the New Hampshire State Police -- Troop A barracks at (603) 679-3333.

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