Hancock

Two sent to hospital after crash

Police say cause is driver inexperience

A Chevrolet Aveo sits on the side of Davenport Road in Hancock after a Sunday evening accident. The driver and a passenger were taken to Monadnock Community Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
Photo Courtesy Hancock Police Department

A Chevrolet Aveo sits on the side of Davenport Road in Hancock after a Sunday evening accident. The driver and a passenger were taken to Monadnock Community Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Photo Courtesy Hancock Police Department Purchase photo reprints at Photo Finder »

HANCOCK — Two girls were taken to Monadnock Community Hospital for treatment of minor injuries after a single vehicle crash on Davenport Road on Sunday evening.

According to Hancock Police Chief Andrew Wood, a 2007 Chevrolet Aveo driven by Madeline Zimmerman, 16, of Hancock went off the road at about 7:17 p.m. Zimmermann told police she had just turned onto Davenport Road from Stoddard Road when she saw a vehicle coming in the opposite direction. She attempted to slow down, caught the edge of the shoulder and lost control of her car. The Aveo swerved several times and didn’t hit the other vehicle but went off the right side of the road, striking several trees before coming to rest between two trees.

Zimmermann and a passenger, Ashley Martz, 15, of Peterborough, appeared to have sustained non-life-threatening head injuries. They were taken to Monadnock Community Hospital for treatment. Both girls were wearing seatbelts.

Police said the cause of the crash appears to be driver inexperience. No charges are being filed. The damaged car was towed.

Hancock Police were assisted by the Hancock Fire/Rescue crew and Peterborough Ambulance.

Dave Anderson can be reached at 924-7172, ext. 233 or danderson@ledgertranscript.com. He’s on Twitter at @DaveAndersonMLT.

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