Accident in Merrimack Highlights Residents Concerns Over Roads Safety
Daniel Stone, of Merrimack, was headed east on Lawrence Road when he came upon two young boys riding their bikes in the same direction. When Stone attempted to pass the children one of them moved into his lane, causing him to swerve to avoid him. However, the correction was not enough and he struck one of the boys.
Police have said that they do not plan on filing charges and have deemed the crash an accident. The 11-year-old boy was taken to Southern New Hampshire Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.
The child was fortunate to survive the crash on a road that residents have been concerned about for some time. A new transfer station on the road has caused traffic to increase dramatically. Rick Barnes and his family live on Lawerence Road. He was at the scene shortly after the accident and his concerns about the street have increased.
"My biggest concern is this is an area leading to the transfer station," Barnes said. "It kind of forms an ‘s,' and people come flying through there."
Barnes is hopeful that the city council will take another look at the road. Though modifications, including major roadway construction have been made, residents of Lawerence Road are still concerned about the safety of the street.
The staff and attorneys at Van Dorn & Curtiss hope that the young boy injured in the accident makes a full and speedy recovery.