West Road Crash, Driver Air Lifted to Mass General

Early this morning Sunday, December 18, 2011, at 12:58 am, officers from the Londonderry Police Department responded to 16 West Road for a report of a vehicle parked in front of the residence with its lights on and radio blaring. “Arriving on scene a few minutes later, officers discovered a single vehicle had crashed into a tree located on the property of 16 West Road. The vehicle’s driver was its sole occupant.” said Lt. Tim Jones of the Londonderry Police Department.

Story updated with photos at 9pm December 18th

Reports from the scene indicate that the driver may not have been wearing a seat belt, the TAR team (Londonderry Technical Accident Reconstruction unit) has not issued a report on the accident at the time of this update 9pm Sunday December 18th.  Radio traffic did indicate that speed may have been a factor in the accident.  The car impacted a tree in the passenger side door damaging the vehicle considerably.  Photos by Cory Nader of Londonderry Hometown Online News.

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Emergency crews from the Londonderry Fire Department were immediately requested and dispatched upon officers’ discovery of the crash and seeing the driver’s visible injuries. After members of the Londonderry Fire Department evaluated the driver and rendered medical aid, she was ultimately flown to the Massachusetts General Hospital located in Boston, MA by DHART helicopter from a landing zone located at the West Road Soccer Fields in Londonderry, NH.

DHART raking the Landing Zone December 18th at about 1:30am at the Londonderry West Road Fields. Photo by Cory Nader Londonderry News

As of 6:00 AM today, Sunday December 18th, the driver was still undergoing surgery. Londonderry Police have not received any further updates as to the driver’s condition. The driver’s name is being withheld pending further notification of family. LPD’s Technical Accident Reconstruction team was called in to investigate the accident; said accident is in the first stages of the investigation. At this point, LPD does not have any information as to what contributed to the cause of the accident.

Londonderry Fire, DHART Flight Crew load West Road Patient into Helicopter at West Road MVA. Photo by Cory Nader, Londonderry Hometown Online News

More details as they become available here in this story and updated on our breaking news feed.

More photos live from the scene in the Londonderry News Darkroom.

Exclusive On-Demand Police and fire radio of the event.

Note the audio is real time, so there will be segments with no transmissions.  It has been modified to eliminate identifying information on the incident. Details on that have not yet been released by the Londonderry Police at the time this podcast was published.