New Hampshire State Police and 911 operators received dozens of calls yesterday afternoon at about 5:34 PM, regarding a wrong way driver. According to reports, a 2008 Chevy Silverado pickup truck was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes from the 293-101 exchange towards Exit 5 in Manchester, NH.
As the truck traveled in the wrong direction, dozens of vehicles were able to evade hitting the oncoming vehicle head on. Just north of Exit 4 southbound, the truck struck three vehicles. The first was able to continue without sustaining major damage. The second vehicle, a minivan, was struck along the driver’s side, which dislodged the left rear tire. The third vehicle, a white Mercedes Benz, was hit in the left rear quarter pane, also dislodging the rear tire.
After hitting the three vehicles, the truck spun around and hit the jersey concrete barrier. The pickup truck rolled onto its roof, slid across the highway, and came to a final stop in the southbound breakdown lane.
Fortunately, none of the drivers or passengers in any of the vehicles were injured in the accidents. The operator of the truck, Kenneth Seaburg, was transported to Elliot Hospital in Manchester, New Hampshire for non-life threatening injuries. He is being charged with Driving While Intoxicated and Felony Reckless Conduct. He is scheduled to be arraigned on October 4, 2010, at the Manchester District Court.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is being asked to contact Trooper Chad Lavoie or Trooper Brian Viglione, of New Hampshire State Police Troop B at 603-223-8685.