Single Car Accident in Town Last Night, One Airlifted to Boston

At approximately 3:30 AM this morning, June 11, 2014, the Londonderry Fire Department received calls reporting a vehicle accident with multiple entrapped patients in the area of 60 Forest Street. Initial reports indicated a single car into a tree with three entrapped occupants; Londonderry Fire utilized all on-duty personnel, as well as mutual aid from surrounding towns, and placed DHART on stand-by.

The first responders found a single vehicle into a tree with significant entrapment of a single occupant. Given this new information, the two additional ambulances were then cancelled, and a Derry Engine company was requested to the scene for extrication assistance. Crews were “all hands working” utilizing multiple sets of hydraulic tools, hand tools, saws, and winching equipment in order to free the occupant. Paramedics from Londonderry rendered Patient care during the extrication.

A landing zone for DHART was established at Londonderry South School by a Windham Fire Department Engine company. Personnel from the DHART air ambulance were then transported from the landing zone to the scene, as extrication continued. The occupant was extricated approximately 50 minutes after initiation of rescue work.

The occupant was transported, along with DHART personnel, to the waiting helicopter, and ultimately flown to a Tufts Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. Further information regarding the status of the occupant was not provided.

Station coverage was provided by Litchfield during the incident. One Londonderry Fire member received a minor hand injury, but is expected to recover. The Londonderry Fire Department would like to thank all mutual aid companies, the Londonderry Police Department, and DHART personnel for their assistance.


Derry Teen Hits Londonderry Tree, Sustains Minor Injuries

Londonderry Police and Fire worked together yesterday afternoon to extricate a teen trapped inside his car after hitting a tree on Old Derry Road. The accident was first reported at about 2:30 PM on January 26, 2012 and the incident lasted nearly an hour while crew members worked to get the driver and sole occupant of the car out.

Londonderry Police were first to respond to the accident, with Fire responding shortly after. According to the first responders, the accident occurred in the area of number 15 Old Derry Road. The car reportedly struck a tree and the airbags had deployed. The driver was also reportedly trapped inside the vehicle.

Within ten minutes of the first call, Police and Fire arrived on scene, confirming there was one car involved and the driver was still inside. Just two minutes later, Fire personnel began extricating the driver, reportedly an 18-year-old male from Derry, New Hampshire. During the extrication, police reported that the driver was conscious and alert, but did not comment on the injuries he sustained in the crash.

Less than fifteen minutes after the extrication began, the driver was reportedly removed from the vehicle and was being prepared for transport to the hospital. He was described as a “Status 3″ patient, giving indication that what injuries he did sustain were not serious at the time. The driver’s mother reported this morning, “Amazingly he is ok. He has a broken nose and bumps and bruises. Very lucky.”

During the incident, which ended around 3:25 PM, Londonderry Police shut down the area of Old Derry Road. It was reopened after the vehicle was towed and fire and police personnel cleared the scene. For more pictures of the scene of the accident, visit our Darkroom.

Photos by Cory Nader of Londonderry Hometown Online News.

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Bus Crash Results in Arrest in Londonderry

Londonderry Police and Fire personnel responded to the scene of an accident Friday afternoon, involving a school bus and small sedan, after reports came in that the car had rear-ended the bus. The South School bus was nearing the end of its route, in the area of Century Village on Winding Pond Road. Seven students were reportedly on board, none of which were harmed in the accident.

The car, occupied by two females, had been reportedly following the bus too closely. The car became wedged underneath the rear of the bus and began leaking fuel. The exhaust pipe of the bus was cut so the vehicles could be pulled apart. Both vehicles required a tow from the scene.

Fire personnel examined both those on the bus, as well as the two females. None involved needed medical attention that required transportation to the hospital.

As a result of the accident, the driver of the sedan was arrested with drug charges.  Casey Cyr, 18 of Holly Lane in Londonderry, was charged with Possession of Drugs in a Motor Vehicle and Possession of Controlled or Narcotic Drugs. She was released on $2,500 personal recognizance bail and is scheduled to appear in Derry District Court on May 23, 2011.

For more on the accident, read Londonderry School Bus Accident in Century Village.

Bus accident image by Debbie Tharp.