CONCORD, NH – After several avoidable crashes occurred with serious injuries and even deaths this winter, first responders at a press conference Friday discussed increased enforcement and urged drivers to slow down, move over and use greater caution.
“We’re seeing injuries and deaths caused by drivers not paying attention and driving too fast for conditions,” State Police Colonel Robert Quinn said. “We’re asking drivers to pay closer attention at all times and especially when they see first responders. Ultimately though, if a driver is driving too fast for road conditions, we’re going to use the laws and penalties available to stop those drivers from hurting themselves and others.”
Tuesday night, a 31-year old Derry woman was struck and killed after her car slid off the road and, in a separate event, a state police cruiser was struck and flung more than 250 feet after a trooper stopped to render aid to a stranded driver, pulled the cruiser to the side of the road, deployed road flares, and activated the vehicle’s blue warning lights.
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