Epping police seeking answers as to how man was badly injured
EPPING — Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding an incident that sent an Epping man to a Boston hospital with serious injuries Tuesday afternoon.
Police Chief Michael Wallace said investigators aren’t sure how Steven Clark suffered serious injuries to his upper torso in the incident on Jenness Road.
Wallace said police believe the incident involved a motor vehicle, but at this point they haven’t confirmed whether he was struck.
“We’re still trying to put it together. All we know is there was a vehicle involved, but to what extent we don’t know,” Wallace said.
The incident happened shortly before 5 p.m. Tuesday. Wallace said Clark’s family contacted authorities after the injuries had occurred and that he was brought to a local hospital by a family member.
A fire official said rescue personnel were not called to respond to Jenness Road for an incident.
Clark was later taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston where he was listed in fair condition Wednesday afternoon, a spokesman said.
Wallace said Clark is believed to be in his late teens or early 20s.
Several of Clark’s friends immediately turned to his Facebook page to offer their thoughts and prayers and to wish him a speedy recovery.
Facebook postings by some friends suggested he was injured by other individuals, but Wallace said no charges have been filed at this point.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Epping police Detective Sean Gallagher at 679-3300.