HINSDALE, N.H. -- A 28-year-old Hinsdale man was transported Sunday to UMass Memorial Medical Center, in Worcester, Mass., for injuries sustained in a motor vehicle crash on Plain Road.
According to a press release from the Hinsdale Police Department, at approximately 4:15 p.m. on Oct. 20, officers responded to Plain Road in the vicinity of the 350 series and found a vehicle lodged in some trees, partially off the ground.
The driver of the vehicle, Shawn Wallner, required extrication by the Brattleboro Fire Department. Following extrication he was treated on the scene by Rescue Inc. before being transported to a helicopter landing zone off of Monument Road where he was airlifted to the hospital in Worcester.
An investigation revealed Wallner was traveling north, crossed over the south lane and struck a telephone pole before becoming airborne and landing in the woods. The investigation is in its preliminary stages, but according to the press release, it appears speed was a contributing factor in the crash.
In addition to Rescue Inc. and the Brattleboro Fire Department, the Hinsdale Police Department was assisted by the Hinsdale Fire Department, the Winchester Police Department and the Chesterfield Police Department.
Plain Road was closed for several hours to allow for repair to the pole and electrical wires that were knocked down due to the collision.
A call to UMass Memorial to check on Wallner's status was not returned by late Monday.