Minor injuries in rollover, crash
Separate accidents Wednesday, Thursday
JAFFREY — A 16-year-old Jaffrey resident escaped significant injury Thursday when the car she was driving to school rolled over and into a ditch on Great Road, police said.
Shortly after 8 a.m. Thursday, Shariah Shackett, 16, of Jaffrey was driving a 2003 Volvo eastbound on Great Road when her car pulled to the left, she told police. Shackett said she attempted to steer right to correct the vehicle, but in doing so caused the Volvo to spin out of control. The car came to rest on its roof, in a ditch and on the opposite side of the road, according to police.
Police Chief Bill Oswalt said Thursday that there were substantial yaw marks on the road near where the Volvo crashed. The cause of the accident is under investigation and possible charges pending, he said.
Shackett was not wearing a seatbelt, Oswalt said, adding that she spoke of minor head pain, but refused medical transport.
In a two-car crash on Wednesday afternoon, one driver was transported to Monadnock Community Hospital in Peterborough, after police say she became distracted and rear-ended the car in front of her on Peterborough Street near Ridgecrest Road in Jaffrey.
Kristen Pineault, 20, of Jaffrey was driving a 2003 Subaru Impreza northbound on Peterborough Street when police say she struck a 2003 Buick Rendezvous, driven by Megan Lawn, 27, of Jaffrey. Police said Lawn was stopped on Peterborough Street waiting to turn onto Ridgecrest Road.
Pineault was transported to MCH for treatment of neck, back and arm pain, police said.
Both cars sustained heavy damage and were towed.
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