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Monday, January 12, 2009
Massive Pileup Injures 100 in New Hampshire
Insurance companies are sure to be busy this week after nearly 60 vehicles collided on a stretch of northbound I-93 in Derry, New Hampshire on Sunday. The accident involved 46 automobiles, eight trucks, three buses, and two semi trucks, and closed the road for five hours as the vehicles were removed.
The accident may have started when a bus full of Boy Scouts slowed to avoid hitting a car that had stopped in the middle of the road, which was covered with snow. This sent all the vehicles behinds the bus careening out of control at 50 mph.
Another bus carrying the University of Massachusetts women's hockey team was also involved in the accident, but none aboard were injured. However, the bus began letting some injured people aboard and was then used as a staging area for emergency equipment.
Emergency crews had to go from vehicle to vehicle to check for injured people. Seventeen ambulances were used to transport the injured to local hospitals. Most of the injuries were broken ankles and legs. A school bus was used to take those who were uninjured off the highway.
Tow truck companies from all over the area responded to the accident. They took the damaged vehicles once exit behind the accident and then come back for others. Witnesses say it began to look like a salvage area where all the vehicles were being parked. One person ironically hit the tow truck that wound up towing it.
posted by Neil at 10:02 AM
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