MOULTONBOROUGH — A driver was seriously injured during a crash in Moultonborough yesterday.
Authorities were notified of a two-vehicle collision involving a tractor-trailer unit and a passenger vehicle on Whittier Highway, by Fox Hollow Road, at around 11:15 a.m.
Police say Charles O’Hara, of Moultonborough, New Hampshire, was trapped inside of his vehicle with serious injuries.
After approximately 50 minutes, O’Hara was extricated from his vehicle by fire-rescue personnel and was transported by Stewart’s Ambulance to Concord Hospital-Laconia.
According to the report, Mian Tanvir Ahmad, of Oshawa, Ontario, was traveling west on Whittier Highway, when he came around a curve in the road, just east of Fox Hollow Road, and lost control of his vehicle on the snow-covered road.
Ahmad’s vehicle then jackknifed and slid sideways down the road, where his vehicle struck and snapped a utility pole.
The force of the impact caused O’Hara’s vehicle to spin approximately 180 degrees and into a snowbank.
Both vehicles sustained extensive damage.
Ahmad’s vehicle was removed from the scene by Doug Murphy Towing of Moultonborough.
The tractor-trailer was removed from the scene by John’s Towing of Moultonborough and Rusty’s Towing of Tilton.
Whittier Highway was closed for approximately three hours during this incident.