Minor injuries in car rollover

  • Peterborough Fire Department deputy chief Brian Wall investigates the scene of a motor vehicle rollover in Peterborough on Thursday. Staff photo by Ben Conant

Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
Monday, January 22, 2018 5:6PM

A Peterborough woman walked away with minor injuries after her vehicle rode up an embankment, crashed into a stone wall and rolled over onto its roof. 

Laurin M. Geary, 18 was driving her 2004 Mercury Sable on MacDowell Road in Peterborough around noon on Thursday when the vehicle hit a slushy patch in the roadway, crossed the center line and careened off the opposite side of the road. After striking a stone wall, the vehicle rolled over, back into the roadway, landing upside-down, with a boulder tumbling after.

Geary was not wearing her seatbelt at the time of the accident, according to Peterborough police captain Ernie Belletete, but she suffered only minor injuries and was transported to Monadnock Community Hospital, where she was treated and released. 

“She's extremely lucky,” Belletete said. “When you start rolling vehicles over, if you stay seatbelted your odds improve.”

Geary had a suspended driver’s license out of South Carolina and was issued a summons for operating after suspension.