Woman extricated from car in Woodbury Avenue crash

PORTSMOUTH - A two-vehicle crash on Lo's Seafood & Oriental Market.

Portsmouth Fire Lt. Tom LaMontagne said one female was transported to Portsmouth Regional Hospital after being loaded onto a stretcher still conscious and alert, and Puopolo said later Thursday that her injuries were "minor to moderate." The doors on the passenger side of the Corolla were jammed, necessitating the extrication of the unidentified female passenger.

The drivers of both vehicles were walking around following the accident. Matt Chaille of Rye, the driver of the truck, said he hit his head but was otherwise all right following the accident, which he also said occurred when the driver of the Corolla either tried to move into his lane or turn right into Dunkin' Donuts and struck the front driver's side of the Ram.

Puopolo said no charges were forthcoming Thursday night.

No one at the scene appeared to have witnessed the accident, but Dunkin' Donuts employee John Kirwin said he was mopping the floors when he heard a "big bang" and came out to find the Ram resting up on the curb in front of the restaurant.

He noted that drivers in that stretch of Woodbury Avenue typically travel at high speeds.

Portsmouth police responded and provided traffic control in the area, though the road was not shut down. A New Hampshire State Police trooper was also on scene alongside firefighters and an ambulance crew.


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