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Two Derry teens in critical condition following one of several New Year's crashes
Three teenagers were injured when their car struck a tree on Gulf Road at Hampshire Drive in Derry just before 11 p.m. on New Year's Eve. (Photo courtesy of Paul McCallum.)
Kyle Ross, 17, and Johanna Morse, 16, were seriously injured when the car Ross was driving went out of control and hit a tree at a high rate of speed at Gulf Road and Hampshire Drive late Tuesday night, police said.
"Everybody had to work hard and work fast," Webb said Wednesday. "It was a very manpower-intensive operation."
"They did a superb job," Webb said.
Police said a 16-year-old boy from Chester who also was in the vehicle suffered injuries that were non-life-threatening. Webb said the boy was the only person in the car wearing a seat belt. He was in the front passenger seat and was walking outside the wrecked car when crews arrived.
Pinkerton Academy administrators said Wednesday that Ross and Morse are students at the Derry high school. Administrators are deciding how to respond when students return to school today from Christmas break.
Ross is at Massachusetts General Hospital. Morse remains at Tufts Medical Center.
In Manchester, a 29-year-old Allenstown woman was seriously hurt in an accident Tuesday about 7:30 p.m.
A Toyota Echo driven by Christine Decker, 29, apparently jumped lanes on North Main Street and slammed into a utility pole, police said.
The witness described the car crossing onto the northbound lane on North Main Street and crashing into a utility pole.
Decker, who has not yet been charged in the crash, was taken to Catholic Medical Center.
A passenger in Decker's vehicle, Timothy McLemore, 22, of Allenstown, was taken to Elliot hospital.
Drunk driving charges will be brought against Kerry Untiet, 45, of Manchester, who police said ran into a light pole in Goffstown early Wednesday, fled the scene and proceeded to cause a hit-and-run crash on Manchester's West Side involving a car carrying a pregnant woman.
According to police, Untiet was driving the car that hit a light pole in Goffstown and was tracked into Manchester by concerned citizens.
On the city's West Side, the woman became involved in an accident at Rimmon and Bremen streets about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday.
She was taken for a hospital evaluation, but police said she did not appear to be seriously hurt.
Union Leader Staff Writer Bill Smith and Correspondent Hunter McGee contributed to this report.
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