Three Hurt in Swansey New Hampshire Auto Accident

Three people were taken to the hospital with minor injuries after a three car accident on Route 12 in Swanzey Friday night, police said.

Driver inattention is being blamed for the three-car pile up in the northbound lane of Route 12 around 5:30 p.m., according to Swanzey police Cpl. Joel M. Sampson.

Michael Grotton, 21, of Swanzey, who was driving a 2008 Jeep Liberty, rear-ended John Ireland, 41 of Rhode Island, in his 2005 Dodge Durango, whose vehicle was slammed into the back of Gerald Gray’s 1999 Chevy pickup, Sampson said.

Gray, 38, of Vermont had been stopped in traffic. He and his two children, who were passengers in the truck, were taken by ambulance to Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene as a precautionary measure, according to Sampson.

Grotton and Ireland’s vehicles were severely damaged, and Gray’s truck appeared to have a bent frame. All three vehicles were towed and the northbound lane of Route 12 was closed while crews cleared the accident, Sampson said.

No charges have been filed and speed does not appear to be a factor in the accident, Sampson said.

See the full news article in the Keene Sentinel


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