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Pedestrian struck by truck in Meredith has life-threatening injuries


October 16. 2017 10:14PM




MEREDITH — A pedestrian suffered life-threatening injuries after being struck by a pickup truck while crossing Main Street late Saturday night, authorities report.

The victim, a 35-year-old local woman, was initially taken by ambulance to Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia, before being transferred to another medical center.

Local police, the Meredith Fire Department and Stewart’s Ambulance were called to the intersection of Plymouth Street and Main Street for the report of a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle shortly before 11 p.m.

Witnesses and the 18-year-old driver of the 2015 Chevy Silverado pickup truck told police that the woman was not in a crosswalk when she crossed from left to right in front of the vehicle. Upon arrival emergency medical personnel found the woman suffering from multiple serious injuries near the northbound shoulder of the street.

The driver remained at the scene and has cooperated with the investigation, police said. Authorities said speed, alcohol or drugs do not appear to be factors in the accident.

There are six crosswalks on Main Street between the intersection of Plymouth Street and the public library. One crosswalk is at the intersection of Main and Plymouth Street, with a second just three car lengths away on Main Street.


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