Man, woman, 3-year-old injured in Barrington whiteout crash
BARRINGTON — A woman was seriously injured Thursday afternoon when whiteout conditions caused the truck she was in to go off the road and hit a tree along Route 9.
Even though it wasn’t snowing in Barrington, snow falling from trees was picked up by wind gusts, causing the dangerous conditions near the Madbury town line at about 12:35 p.m. Police Chief Bob Williams said when he arrived at the scene, it looked like there was a cloud coming off the roadway.
The woman, who was a passenger in the 2003 Chevy pickup truck, was helped out of the vehicle by a tractor trailer driver who stopped when he saw the truck off the road. The driver gave the woman the coat off his back and helped her lie down on the ground until emergency rescue crews arrived, Williams said.
The male driver of the vehicle had visible lacerations on his head, and a 3-year-old was also injured in the crash. All three people were taken to the hospital for treatment, Williams said.
Williams said the man tried to apply his brakes, but the crash was unavoidable due to the weather conditions.