Multiple Pedestrian Accidents in New Hampshire
In Manchester, New Hampshire a man and his grandson were hit by a car as they crossed the street.
WMUR News 9's Heather Hamel reported that the boy, Mauosham Adhikari, 6, was in critical condition. His grandfather, Kubirlal Adhikari, was listed in stable condition.
The accident occurred near the family home as they crossed Conant Street. The grandfather was pushing Mauosham across the road when a vehicle struck them. According to Manchester police Capt. John McInerney, "It's still under investigation, but a preliminary investigation shows speed and alcohol did not appear to be factors in the crash."
The driver of the car was Joshua Bouchard, 19. There were no charges filed at the time of this report.
The family is concerned that the boy may have been permanently injured. Doctors are worried that Mauosham has a serious head injury. The family had recently emigrated from Bhutan to New Hampshire. According to family members the kindergartener was just making friends and getting accustomed to his new home.
This accident highlights the traffic dangers surrounding the area. Neighbors state that the area has a lot of traffic and that drivers often do not obey the posted speed limits.
According to Michelle Duguay, a neighbor, "Once they turn the corner off Main Street, they just fly right to the end."
Bouchard's father expressed his remorse over the accident. He wished the boy and his grandfather a speedy recovery.
Unfortunately this pedestrian accident is one of many recent accidents in New England. Portsmouth, New Hampshire police have charged a 27 year old male with hitting a pedestrian. The victim suffered a leg injury and was taken to the hospital for the treatment of his injuries.
The driver was charged with a felony-level drunken driving charge. The charges include a felony count of driving while intoxicated, a felony reckless conduct charge and a misdemeanor charge of vehicular assault.