Conservation officer, 'North Woods Law' videographer uninjured in truck crash in StarkBy JOHN KOZIOL
Union Leader Correspondent
November 22. 2017 1:01AM
STARK — Glen Lucas has a lot to be grateful for this Thanksgiving after walking away uninjured from an accident involving his Ford 250 XLT pickup and a dump truck loaded with gravel.
Lucas, a conservation officer with New Hampshire Fish and Game, was driving his pickup on Nov. 10 just before 2:30 p.m. when he was struck by the dump truck driven by Glen Perry of Colebrook at the intersection of Nash Stream Road and Amos Emery Road. Seth Martin of Sumner, Wash., was a passenger in Lucas’ pickup.
No one was seriously injured in the crash, which remains under investigation and which occurred as Lucas was on patrol in the Nash Stream Forest with Martin, a videographer with Engel Entertainment — the New York City-based company that produces “North Woods Law: New Hampshire.” The program airs on the Animal Planet channel.
Because Animal Planet has not yet announced whether the show is coming back for a second season, Lucas on Tuesday said he was not at liberty to say if the video footage recorded by Martin as well as by a driver’s side camera will be broadcast.
A photo supplied by state police shows the dump truck lying on its left side on top of Lucas’ pickup.
According to state police, the dump truck was westbound on Amos Emery Road and came into the intersection of Nash Stream Road while Lucas was northbound on Nash Stream Road. The dump truck then hit the pick-up near its bed, causing Lucas to fear his passenger might be seriously injured.
“And the first words out of my mouth were asking for him, and he responded that he was in good shape and I was pleasantly surprised,” Lucas said.
Reflecting on the crash, Lucas recalled that as a conservation officer he’s been “charged by a bear, chased by a moose and sprayed at by a skunk, but I’ve never been run into by a ten-wheeled dump truck.”