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Snowplows collide in Laconia, one driver injured

Union Leader Correspondent

December 14. 2017 12:55AM
Two plow trucks collided on Parade Road in Laconia Wednesday afternoon, sending one of the drivers to the hospital for treatment of unknown injuries. (Bea Lewis/Correspondent)

A collision between two plow trucks briefly closed Parade Road Wednesday afternoon. Traffic was rerouted onto Old North Main Street. One of the drivers was taken to the hospital for treatment of unknown injuries. (Bea Lewis/Correspondent)

LACONIA — The driver of one of two plow trucks that collided on Parade Road late Wednesday afternoon was taken by ambulance to Lakes Region General Hospital.

The two heavy-duty pickup trucks, one outfitted with a sander, appear to have clipped plow blades as they passed each other in opposite directions near the intersection of Right Way Path about 2:30 p.m.

Laconia police and emergency medical personnel were dispatched to the scene for the report of a head-on crash. The driver of the second vehicle declined medical treatment at the scene that happened within sight distance of the building that houses Lakes Region Mutual Fire Aid Dispatch.

The road was closed for about 25 minutes while police investigated and the wreckage was removed. Traffic was rerouted on Old North Main Street. The northbound lane was then reopened.

The accident occurred just after a slight curve on a section of road that has a posted speed limit of 40 mph.

While the cause of the crash was still being investigated, Laconia police Sgt. Gary Hubbard said it’s not uncommon early in the season for snowplow drivers to still be adjusting their driving to compensate for a truck’s blade width.

The condition or identity of the injured driver was not available from police.

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