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November 27. 2013 7:21PM

Rindge man injured in single-vehicle accident

JAFFREY — A Rindge man was badly injured after he was ejected from his car in a single-vehicle crash on Squantum Road Wednesday morning near the Rindge town border.

Jaffrey and Rindge police responded around 10:25 a.m. for a reported crash near the Annett Road intersection.

Wednesday morning a Rindge police dispatcher said the vehicle hit a pole in Jaffrey, but the vehicle ended up across the town border n Rindge.

Jaffrey-Rindge Ambulance, Jaffrey Fire/Rescue and Rindge Fire/Rescue also responded to the crash.

The driver, identified by his New Hampshire driver’s license as being 20-year-old Colin D. Ireland of Birch Drive in Rindge, was ejected from the vehicle and suffered what appeared to be significant injuries, Jaffrey Police Chief Bill Oswalt said in a press release.

In an email Wednesday afternoon, Oswalt said he did not know the status of Ireland’s condition, only that he has been told it is “not good.”

The preliminary investigation indicates the 2001 Honda Civic Ireland was driving was headed east on Squantum Road in the area of the intersection with Prescott Road when it crossed over into the westbound travel lane then continued north, going off the shoulder of the roadway, Oswalt said in the press release.

The car traveled across the intersection of Annett Road then struck a utility pole.

The car continued to travel east, climbing a small embankment on the side of the road before traveling back toward the road and coming to rest on its wheels just off the north side of the road.

Ireland was alone in the car and no other vehicle was directly involved with the crash, Oswalt said.

Ireland was treated at the scene by emergency personnel before being taken to Monadnock Community Hospital in Peterborough by ambulance.

Shortly after he arrived at the hospital he was prepped to be transferred to UMass Medical Center in Worcester, Mass.

The cause of the accident is under investigation, however, witness statements indicate excessive speed was a factor, Oswalt said.

mpierce@newstote.com


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