Merrimack truck

Fire officials say two men suffered serious injuries when a pickup truck they were in crashed into a tree on Bedford Road in Merrimack Sunday, June 16, 2019.

MERRIMACK — Fire officials say two men suffered serious injuries when a pickup truck they were in crashed into a tree on Bedford Road in Merrimack Sunday night.

A third passenger, a woman sitting in a rear seat of the truck, suffered moderate injuries, said Merrimack Fire Capt. Rick Gagne.

According to Gagne, around 6:09 p.m. Merrimack fire and police responded to the area of 42 Bedford Road in Merrimack for a report of a serious accident. Upon arrival crews reported a white pickup truck crashed into a tree, with three people trapped inside.

Gagne said Merrimack firefighters used the Jaws of Life apparatus to cut off the driver’s side door of the vehicle and extricate the male driver and a male passenger from the front of the truck. Both men were transported with serious injuries to the Elliot Hospital in Manchester, where a trauma team was activated, Gagne said.

A female passenger sitting in the rear of the truck suffered moderate injuries. She was transported to Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua, Gagne said.

No update on the conditions of any of the three victims was available as of 8 p.m. Sunday.

Gagne said Merrimack police had called in an accident reconstruction team around 7:30 p.m. Sunday, and portions of Bedford Road were expected to remain closed for three or four hours while police worked the scene.

Traffic was being detoured onto Woodridge Road Sunday night.