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Police: Teen Was Texting, Driving at Time of Crash

March 5, 2019

HUDSON, N.H. -- A Londonderry teen was texting and driving when she crashed her car into a gas pump at the Hudson Mobile Mart on Derry Street at around 8 p.m. Sunday, authorities say.

No injuries were reported, while the 17-year-old was issued a citation for use of an electronic mobile device while driving, according to a Hudson Police Department press release.

The teenager was traveling north on Derry Street when her 2012 Nissan Versa drifted into the southbound lane and off the paved portion of the road, police said. Her car then struck a TD Bank North business sign and continued to travel off the roadway, over a snowbank and into the parking lot of the Hudson Mobile Mart.

The teen’s car finally struck a gas pump at the station, at 82 Derry St., causing the pump to come off its moorings, police said. The gas pump then struck a parked 2018 Lincoln MKC.

The gas station attendant quickly engaged the emergency shutoff switch, and only a small amount of gasoline spilled onto the ground.

An investigation of the wreck determined the 17-year-old was texting and driving, according to police.

-- AARON CURTIS