Sunday’s winter weather leads to crashes

  • Police said speed was a factor in a Granite Street crash in Peterborough on Sunday morning. Photos by Lt. John Berube—

  • Police said speed was a factor in a Granite Street crash in Peterborough on Sunday morning. Photos by Lt. John Berube—

  • Police said speed was a factor in a Granite Street crash in Peterborough on Sunday morning. Photo by Lt. John Berube—

Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
Published: 3/11/2019 12:12:19 PM

About four inches of snow fell on the region Sunday, leading to several car crashes.

Peterborough police responded to an accident on Granite Street around 9:20 a.m. Sunday, which Peterborough Police Chief Scott Guinard said was “speed related.”

“The driver lost control due to the vehicle’s speed and struck a utility pole,” Guinard said.

The driver, Erika Tweedie, 24, of Peterborough was not injured. Her passenger, Cassandra Wilkinson, 19, of Peterborough was taken to Monadnock Community Hospital to have a cut on her chin checked.

Tweedie’s 2007 Hyundai was towed from the scene.

There was a minor two-car accident in Wilton at 12:48 p.m. Sunday on Route 101, Wilton police Sgt. John Frechette said Monday. Megan French of Nelson was driving east on Route 101 when she lost control of her Toyota Prius, which fishtailed into the westbound lane, Frechette said.

Arthur Harvey of Peterborough was driving in the westbound lane in a Subaru Legacy and swerved to avoid a head-on crash, and the two vehicles hit each other at an angle, Frechette said.

Neither driver was injured, but both vehicles were towed from the scene.

In Greenville, a car crashed into a mailbox on High Street, due to a combination of slick roads and “questionable tires,” Temple-Greenville Police Sgt. Michael Needham said Monday.

A 17-year-old driver from New Ipswich slid off the road near 27 High Street on Sunday at 1:19 p.m., hitting a mailbox and causing front-end damage to his Chrysler Sebring. The driver was not injured.

Mason police responded to one call of a driver off the road on Sunday, after receiving a report of a driver who had gone off the road and gotten stuck in a snowbank on Route 31, between the Greenville town line and the Route 124 intersection, Mason Police Chief Kevin Maxwell said in an interview Monday. When police arrived, a passerby had already stopped and was assisting by pulling the vehicle out of the bank. There was no injury to the driver.

One crash happened in Hancock on Sunday morning, but there were no injuries, Hancock Police Chief Andrew Wood said.

Christopher Cornell, 39, of Hancock, was driving on Stoddard Road near Welch Farm Road when he lost control of his 2006 Mercury Mountaineer. Cornell’s vehicle struck a tree and a snowbank, Wood said.

There was only minor damage to the Mountaineer and it was towed away.

Bennington Police Chief Bret Sullivan said there were a few vehicles that slid off the road Sunday and had to be pulled back onto the road, but there were no serious crashes.


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