HINSDALE, N.H. -- A head-on collision Monday night closed both lanes of Route 119 for nearly a half-hour as police and emergency crews cleared up the scene.
At about 6 p.m., members of the Hinsdale Police and Fire Departments and Rescue Inc., were dispatched to a two-car crash with possible entrapment.
When authorities arrived they found three people in need of medical attention, including a child passenger who was riding in a car seat.
All three were transported to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital to be treated for minor injuries, according to Hinsdale Police Senior Trooper Michael Bomba.
Investigation revealed that a man driving eastbound had attempted to make a left turn into a driveway at 298 Route 119 and collided with a vehicle traveling westbound.
"The woman who was driving westbound attempted to stop, which is why there's about 20 yards of skid marks," Bomba said pointing to black streaks in the pavement left by the woman's tires. "We're not sure at this time if the other driver just didn't see the car or what happened prior to the crash."
Originally the JAWS of life were called to the scene as there was fear of it being a head-on collision and the damage to the vehicles would be severe, but the team was called back when police arrived and saw only moderate damage to both cars, Bomba said.
"Both of the drivers were alert and talking to me when I arrived on scene," he said. "The damage was limited because
Bomba said the names of those involved is being withheld because the cause of the crash is still under investigation.
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