At 6:18 AM this morning the Londonderry Police Department responded to a single-car motor vehicle accident in the vicinity of 393 Mammoth Road. It had been reported that vehicle was on fire and the operator trapped inside. Sergeant Patrick Cheetham was first on scene and found a Good Samaritan, Earl Wickline of Londonderry, attempting to knockdown the fire with an extinguisher he had received from a resident of the neighborhood. Another Good Samaritan, Apryl Norris of Londonderry, was also assisting and she, Wickline, Sergeant Cheetham, Officer Jake King, and Officer Adam Lane were ultimately able to free the operator from the vehicle.
The Londonderry Fire Department coordinated with Boston Med-Flight, who transported the patient from the parking lot of St Jude’s on Mammoth Road to Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. His condition is unknown and his identity will not be released until relatives have been notified.
The operator did have a dog in the vehicle with him, which did sustain injury as a result of the accident. Officer Shannon Sargent transported the animal to an emergency animal clinic in Manchester and we have been informed that the injuries were not life threatening.
The cause of the accident is on-going, but the initial investigation has revealed that the operator was traveling southbound on Mammoth Road before veering off the northbound shoulder and into a tree. The roadway did have a layer of snow on it at the time, but it has not been determined if this was the cause.