At approximately 8:36 last Saturday night, NH State Police – Troop B Troopers responded to a report of a rollover accident northbound on Interstate 93 in the area of Exit 4 in Londonderry. While Troopers were responding to the scene another accident involving a motorcycle was reported in the same area of Interstate 93 on the southbound side near Exit 4.
Londonderry Fire and Londonderry Police were on the scene while troopers were enroute. The rollover was a 2005 Mazda 6 was traveling northbound when the vehicle left the western side of the roadway, inverted and came to final rest at mile marker 12.2 in the center median.
Trooper C. Lavoie investigated the first reported accident and determined that a 2005 Mazda 6 was traveling northbound when the vehicle left the western side of the roadway, inverted and came to final rest in the center median. The passenger of the vehicle fled on foot and was initially searched for by the Londonderry Police department in the surrounding area. The driver of the vehicle was arrested for being a Minor in Possession of Alcohol. Driver inattention was determined to be the cause of this collision.
Londonderry Fire called in the second crash a motorcycle at mm 12.4 just north of the rollover on the north bound side and immediately dispatched aid from the scene.
Trooper S. Harrington investigated the motorcycle accident and determined that traffic had slowed to view the vehicle inverted in the median. The operator of the motorcycle, identified as Julie Nigro, age 31, from North Andover, Massachusetts, subsequently attempted to stop with traffic when she lost control. Nigro was transported to the Elliot Hospital and released with minor injuries.
The roadway was littered with cars and the northbound lane closed using a Derry fire engine at the exit 4 northbound on ramp. Live Reports streamed in to followers and readers from Londonderry News at www.Twitter.com/LondonderryNH last night providing details and helping some to avoid the area.
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As these accident investigations were being conducted a male subject stopped his 2008 Honda Ridgeline in the section of the scene on the northbound side of the interstate. The operator then attempted to speak with Troopers. It was determined that the subject, Keith Lord (age 50) of Plaistow, NH, knew someone involved in one of the collisions. During this time Lord was subsequently arrested for Driving While Intoxicated by Trooper M. Cedrone.
The northbound high-speed lane of Interstate 93 in the area of Exit 4 in Londonderry was closed for approximately 45 minutes during these investigations. The southbound high-speed lane in the immediate area was closed for approximately 15 minutes during this time.
NH State Police – Troop B Troopers were assisted by several members of the Londonderry Police Department and the Londonderry Fire Department.
Anyone with information pertaining to any of these incidents is asked to contact the respective Trooper at Troop B at 603-666-3333.
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