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Pedestrian struck by car in Londonderry, sent to hospital

By RYAN LESSARD
Union Leader Correspondent

September 19. 2018 9:21AM




LONDONDERRY — A car struck a male pedestrian who was walking along the side of High Range Road just south of Shasta Drive Friday evening, according to Battalion Chief Fred Heinrich of the Londonderry Fire Department.

The male victim, estimated to be in his mid-30s, was taken to Elliot Hospital in Manchester for serious but not life-threatening injuries.

The female driver stopped and waited for first responders.

Heinrich said the department arrived at the scene at 5:34 p.m. and police were already at the scene.

A trauma team alert was triggered, which ensured a dedicated nurse, doctor and X-ray room awaited the patient at the hospital.

Heinrich said trauma team alerts are for serious or potentially serious injury cases. It did not rise to the level of a trauma team “activation,” however, which would have ensured a surgeon and other resources were available.

“He was conscious the entire time,” Heinrich said of the victim.

He did not detect any broken bones at the scene.

Police say no charges have been filed and drugs and alcohol do not appear to be factors in the accident.

The speed limit on the roadway is 35 miles per hour, Heinrich said.

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