WINDHAM — Emergency crews were dispatched Thursday afternoon to a motor vehicle crash just north of the weigh station at Interstate 93 southbound in Windham.

Two of the three lanes were closed while crews treated the occupants of the vehicle — a male driver and two small children in car seats — and removed the vehicle from the roadway, according to Windham Fire Chief Tom McPherson.

The call came in just after 2:30 p.m. and the lanes were closed for about 20 minutes.

He said in a news release it appeared the car veered into the shoulder of the median then came across into the travel lanes. No other vehicles were involved.

Initial reports to the Windham Fire Department suggested there was a possible ejection and engine companies from Windham and Derry responded with ambulances, but first responders found only minor injuries on the occupants and transported all three to Parkland Medical Center in Derry.

“Initially, all the companies that were dispatched were under the impression that it was a serious motor vehicle impact,” Lt. Scott Savard said.

He said 911 callers might have thought they had seen ejection because of front air-bag deployment that cracked the windscreen.

The cause of the accident is still being investigated by New Hampshire State Police.

Thursday, November 21, 2019