Multiple Crashes Keep Pelham Cops Busy
PELHAM -- Two multi-car crashes forced road closures in Pelham during the evening commute on Wednesday, according to police.
Around 4:30 p.m. a U-Haul van driving through the intersection of Burns Road and Quail Run Lane to get to Savannah Lane failed to yield to traffic causing a crash with two other vehicles, according to police.
The van flipped on its side after striking a pick-up truck traveling eastbound on Burns Road. A car traveling westbound on Burns Road was struck by both vehicles.
The driver of the U-Haul van, 28-year-old Samuel Ogden of Brookline, N.H., was issued a summons for reckless operation and is scheduled to appear in the 10th District Court in Salem on March 4.
Daniel Luce, a 66-year-old Pelham man who was driving the pick-up truck, was transported to Southern New Hampshire Regional Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries.
Burns Road was closed for about 50 minutes while the vehicles were transported from the scene, according to a press release.
An hour later, about 5:30 p.m., the Pelham Police and Fire Departments responded to Sherburne Road for a three-car crash.
A car driven by Susan Martin, 61, of Pelham rear-ended a small SUV slowing for traffic, forcing that vehicle into a pick-up truck, according to police.
Martin was transported to Lowell General Hospital for a serious injury to her right ankle. The driver of the SUV Cynthia Lepore suffered non-life threatening injuries and was also transported to Lowell General Hospital.
Both of their vehicles suffered “significant damage” and needed to be pulled apart by two tow trucks, according to police.
Sherburne Road was closed for about 30 minutes with the assistance of the Hudson Police Department in New Hampshire. Traffic was detoured to Dracut and through Hudson, according to police.