Winter weather causes multiple accidents

  • A vehicle lost control on a slushy Elm Street Wednesday morning, colliding with a building. (Brandon Latham / Monadnock Ledger-Transcript) Courtesy of Peterborough PD—

  • A vehicle lost control on a slushy Elm Street Wednesday morning, colliding with a building. Courtesy of Peterborough PD

Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
Published: 2/8/2017 10:46:38 PM

Tuesday and Wednesday left the Monadnock Region coated in a threatening layer of ice and snow totaling about three inches and leading to dangerous driving conditions.

Several motor vehicle accidents were reported throughout the region, from Wilton to Antrim and beyond.

Tuesday afternoon, as the snow turned to sleet and freezing rain, saw the most dangerous conditions and most traffic accidents.

Cars left the roads in Hancock – by Stoddard Road – and Antrim – by Concord Street – at around this time.

In Wilton, two vehicles collided on Route 101 at 4:46 p.m. The accident occurred near Russell Hill Road near Temple. Cory Barrett, 20, of Temple was driving east into Wilton in a 2009 Hyundai when he lost control and crossed the road. He struck a 1991 Ford that was heading west toward Temple, driven by Dwight Burgoyne, 29, of New Ipswich. Neither driver was injured.

Earlier in the day in Wilton, Eversource had to be called to repair a roadside wire pole that was damaged in a single-vehicle accident. At 10:21 a.m., Lorraine Trottier, 84, of New Ipswich lost control of her 2002 Saturn heading west, also in the area of Russell Hill Road. Though the pole had to be fixed, she was not injured.

Not long later, in Peterborough, police were on the scene of a two-vehicle accident on Route 202 South near Jaffrey. At 11:17 a.m. in the area of New Hampshire Ball Bearings, a minor from Rindge lost control while driving north toward Peterborough. She was trying to slow her 1997 Honda and turn left into Long Hill Road, but skidded across the road into the path of Jaffrey-resident Florence Harris, 69, who was driving a 2007 Hyundai. Both cars were extensively damaged. Harris’ husband, who was riding in the passenger’s seat, was transported to Monadnock Community Hospital, and released.

Wednesday, Peterborough had an early morning accident on Elm Street. At 6:50 a.m., Suniti Gray, 30, of Peterborough lost control of his 1999 Buick in the slushy conditions.

The car drifted into the building at 23 Elm Street, which houses State Farm Insurance. The building was damaged and its owners were notified.


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