Driver inattention to blame for two-car crash Sunday

RINDGE — A two-car crash on Sunday morning sent a Peterborough resident to the hospital, according to police.

On Sunday at about 11:45 a.m., police responded to a crash on Route 119 at the School Street intersection. According to police, Katherine Fowler, 42, of Antrim was driving a 2002 Mercury Mountaineer when she stopped her vehicle to allow the car in front of her to turn onto School Street. Behind her, Jordan Degrandpre, 18, of New Ipswich, driving a 2011 Chevy Traverse, collided with Fowler’s vehicle.

Degrandpre allegedly told police the accident was caused by momentary inattention when her shoelace became caught on something. She looked down to free herself and, when she returned her attention to the road, she did not have enough time to stop before colliding with Fowler’s vehicle.

Maryssa Williams of Peterborough, who was sitting in the passenger seat of Fowler’s vehicle, was transported by ambulance to Monadnock Community Hospital for treatment of neck and shoulder injuries, according to police. There were no other reported injuries.

Fowler was able to drive her vehicle from the scene. Degrandpre’s vehicle sustained front-end damage and was towed from the scene.

Ashley Saari can be reached at 924-7172 ext. 244 or asaari@ledgertranscript.com. She’s on Twitter at @AshleySaari.

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