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Manchester man, 84, dies after being struck by car on Bridge Street


MANCHESTER -- An 84-year-old city man died Thursday night after he was hit by a car while crossing Bridge Street, according to Manchester police.

A news release said police responded to the report of the accident in the area of Bridge and Ashland streets at 9:40 p.m.

Andrew Menard, 26, of Hooksett was driving a 2003 Subaru Forester west on Bridge Street when the car struck Francis Allen, 84, of Manchester, who was crossing the street, police said. Allen was taken to the Elliot Hospital, where he died from his injuries.

Menard and his passenger Chelsea Ackerman, 23, also of Hooksett, were not injured.

Police said alcohol was not a contributing factor. The crash is under investigation by police and anyone with information is asked to contact them at 668-8711.

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