OUI Arrest in Oil Tanker Collision

Just before 1am this morning December 17, 2009 at 12:50 AM the Londonderry Police Department was called to a motor vehicle accident in the area of Route 102 and Avery Road.

Londonderry Police Car at night on TT, Pickup crash (Londonderry NH Net stock image)

Upon arrival police found that a collision had occurred between a tractor trailer truck and a pickup truck. The Londonderry Police Department Technical Accident Reconstruction Team was activated to conduct the investigation.

The initial investigation shows that a 2007 Mack Tractor pulling a 2002 Polar Tanker Trailer owned by Fred Fuller Oil Company Inc. of Derry NH was traveling East on Route 102 and a 2006 Ford F-150 Pickup Truck owned by Jason Babbidge of Londonderry was traveling West on Route 102 at the time of the accident. It appears that the Ford Pickup Truck left the westbound lane and entered into the eastbound lane colliding with the tractor trailer truck.

The operator and sole occupant of the tractor trailer was Craig Litalien, Age 37, of Nashua NH, an employee of the Fred Fuller Oil Company, Inc. Mr. Litalien was not injured in the collision.

The operator and sole occupant of the Ford pickup truck was Jason Babbidge, Age 27, of Londonderry NH. Mr. Babbidge was transported to Southern NH Medical Center in Nashua NH with non life threatening injuries which he received in the collision.

Mr. Babbidge was arrested for Operating under the Influence of an Alcoholic Beverage. Mr. Babbidge was bailed and is scheduled to appear at the Derry District Court on January 5, 2010 @ 8:30 AM.

The investigation and exact cause of the collision remains under investigation by the Londonderry Police Department.

WMUR has a video shot in the night of the wreckage HERE.

Exclusive Londonderry Online News police and fire audio of the event.