Massive Pile-Up in New Hampshire, 100 injured
On January 11, 2009 vehicles piled-up on Interstate 93 in Derry, New Hampshire. Roughly 100 people sustained injuries, and 19 were transported to local hospital with more serious injuries.
Apparently, a car had stopped on the interstate, and in an attempt to avoid it, a school bus filled with Boy Scouts applied its breaks. When this happened, cars began sliding to avoid the bus at 50 mile per hour. In total, 46 cars, three buses, and two tractor-trailers were involved in the pile-up.
Seventeen ambulances and dozens of EMTs searched car by car in an attempt to identify the injured. Luckily, no one sustained life-threatening injuries, however many people did sustain serious personal injury, such as broken legs and ankles. On man had to be pulled out from underneath a tractor-trailer. The story was reported by WMTW and the Boston Herald.
This accident serves as a reminder that road conditions can be dangerous in New Hampshire during the winter driving season. Winter drivers, remember to give yourself more time to get to your destination and drive with extra caution to avoid an accident. If you have been injured in a car accident, see Auto Accident Checklist, for detailed information on how to protect your rights.