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Driver cited after crashing into boulder in Hudson


July 16. 2017 11:20PM


HUDSON — One person was taken to the hospital Sunday night after police said a driver swerved to miss a bicyclist and hit a boulder on Route 111.

According to police, George Degraan, 43, of Nashua was at the wheel of a 1993 Ford Mustang about 7:30 p.m. when he approached a bicyclist who was riding in the breakdown lane just west of Sullivan Road on Route 111.

“The Mustang began to drift to the right and then swerved,” police said in a news release. “It went off the paved road and crashed head-on into a large granite boulder. After striking the boulder, the car began to roll over.”

The front passenger was thrown from the car before the Mustang came to rest on its wheels.

One person was taken to the hospital with what police described as non-life-threatening injuries.

Police identified the passengers as Melanie Kanarian, 46, of Nashua and Charles Parker, 19, of Manchester, but did say who was taken to the hospital.

Degraan was cited for negligent driving.

“Airbags were deployed in the Ford and it was determined all occupants were not seatbelted or properly restrained,” the news release states.

The vehicle was towed from the scene with heavy damage. The crash is still under investigation, police said.



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