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Women seriously injured in Manchester rotary crash are identified

August 23. 2018 8:29PM
Emergency workers tend to people injured in a chain-reaction crash on the Amoskeag Traffic Circle in Manchester Tuesday. 

MANCHESTER — Police have identified the two women who suffered life-threatening injuries Tuesday night when their car slammed into the back of a landscaping truck on the Amoskeag Traffic Circle, closing the busy interchange for hours.

Danielle Jacques, 39, of Manchester, was a passenger in a 2000 Ford Taurus operated by Patricia Shannon, 64, of Nashua.

Jacques sustained serious injuries to both legs and was removed from the car. Shannon was trapped in the car and had to be extracted by emergency workers using special equipment. She suffered serious injuries to her legs, head and chest.

Both were taken to Catholic Medical Center and remain hospitalized as of Thursday.

According to the police report, Shannon allegedly failed to stop while speeding toward three vehicles stopped at the posted red light on the rotary. The ensuing crash caused a chain reaction involving four vehicles.

Shannon rear-ended a 2017 Ford F35 truck operated by Benjamin Heselton, 28, of Bedford. Heselton and his passenger, Josiah Zachary, 20, of Manchester were not injured.

The impact of the crash pushed Heselton’s truck into the rear of a 2017 Subaru Outback operated by Kelly Parker, 36, of Goffstown.

Parker’s Subaru then struck the rear of a 2006 Volkswagen Jetta, which was operated by John Lynch Jr., 63, of Antrim. Neither Parker nor Lynch were injured in the crash.

The Ford Taurus received extensive damage while the other three vehicles sustained minor damage.

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