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Five people hospitalized after Chesterfield crash

By MEGHAN PIERCE
Union Leader Correspondent

January 02. 2018 1:22PM
Two people were airlifted to Dartmouth Medical Center with serious injuries suffered in a crash on Route 9 Tuesday morning. (Courtesy/Chesterfield Police)



CHESTERFIELD — Two people were airlifted to Dartmouth Medical Center with serious injuries while three others were taken to Cheshire Medical Center after a head-on crash on Route 9 Tuesday morning.

State police and emergency workers from several towns were called to Route 9, west of Cady Lane at 7:30 a.m., for an accident with entrapment and ejection, a release said.

Police Chief Duane Chickering said in the release that a maroon Dodge Durango was passing a tractor-trailer heading east on Route 9 going up Chesterfield Hill when the driver lost control and the Durango crossed the double line into the westbound lane before being struck by a maroon Subaru.

A rear passenger of the Durango was ejected, Chickering said.

The Subaru slid into the eastbound lane and struck the truck’s trailer, trapping the Subaru’s driver trapped inside of the vehicle, Chickering said, requiring the Jaws of Life.

The Subaru’s driver and the left, rear passenger of the Durango were airlifted to Dartmouth Medical Center.

Chickering did not release the names of anyone involved.

The three other occupants in the Durango were taken to Cheshire Medical Center, the release said.

Route 9 was reopened at 9:15 a.m.

Chickering asked any witnesses who were not personally interviewed to contact him at 363-4233 Ext. 61.

Along with state and local police, Keene police, Chesterfield Fire and Rescue, Spofford Fire and Rescue and the Keene Fire Department assisted, the release said.


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