Home » News » Public Safety
Driver and victims identified in Hampton Beach pedestrian accident
HAMPTON - Police have identified the three pedestrians struck and injured by a car that plowed across a busy sidewalk at Hampton Beach on Monday, they have also identified the driver and passenger in that car.
Police said Yvan Lafont, 49 of Dracut, Mass., was driving a 1994 Ford Escort north on Ocean Boulevard when he lost control and sideswiped a vehicle parked in the loading zone.
Lafont continued north and struck a second vehicle that was in traffic, police said.
After hitting the second car, police said Lafont's car veered toward the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom complex and went onto the sidewalk, striking three pedestrians and two steel support columns attached to the Casino.
The pedestrians were identified as Jaques Veilleux, 73 of Beaucevill, Quebec; Anthony Guidice, 20, of Nashua; and Kimberly Caron, 19, of Lynn, Mass. They were transported to Portsmouth Regional Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Lafont also received non-life-threatening injuries. His passenger, Lucilley Dinsmore, 60, of Lowell, Mass., suffered serious internal injuries and was transferred from Exeter Hospital to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.
Police said the cause of the accident remains under investigation.
READER COMMENTS: 0
- Fish and Game says Gilford bear shooting was proper - 2
- White powder in Salem shipping container posed no serious risks - 0
- Officials say Goffstown High ‘safe’ after threat of violence - 1
- Plaistow fire victim remains critical - 0
- Updated: Car may have started itself, crashes, burns at Manchester Home Depot - 7
- Lightning strikes home in Exeter - 0
- Answers sought after bomb squad leaves Fitzwilliam - 0
- Nottingham man injured in wagon accident suing Hampton Falls orchard - 2
- Lightning strikes Manchester home, sparks fire - 1
READER COMMENTS: 0
- NHIAA Div. I Track: Lynch, North boys prevail - 0
- Two found dead in Belmont; one man detained as part of investigation - 0
- Weather may be more like Veterans Day than Memorial Day - 0
- Awards cap city's Small Business Week - 0
- Rock Cats-Fisher Cats suspended - 0
- Budget plan presses NH hospitals to join managed care networks - 0
- Students hold ceremony to honor flags - 0
- This week's Rare Bird Alert - 0
- McCafferty nominated for District Court judge position - 0
NHIAA Scoreboard, May 24, 2013
Concert to aid Nashua man with rare disease
Win tickets to see American Idol Live!
Just say it: Our fight is with radical Islam
The casino vote: The House did its duty