Snowplows collide in Laconia, one driver injuredBy BEA LEWIS
Union Leader Correspondent
December 14. 2017 12:55AM
LACONIA — The driver of one of two plow trucks that collided on Parade Road late Wednesday afternoon was taken by ambulance to Lakes Region General Hospital.
The two heavy-duty pickup trucks, one outfitted with a sander, appear to have clipped plow blades as they passed each other in opposite directions near the intersection of Right Way Path about 2:30 p.m.
Laconia police and emergency medical personnel were dispatched to the scene for the report of a head-on crash. The driver of the second vehicle declined medical treatment at the scene that happened within sight distance of the building that houses Lakes Region Mutual Fire Aid Dispatch.
The road was closed for about 25 minutes while police investigated and the wreckage was removed. Traffic was rerouted on Old North Main Street. The northbound lane was then reopened.
The accident occurred just after a slight curve on a section of road that has a posted speed limit of 40 mph.
While the cause of the crash was still being investigated, Laconia police Sgt. Gary Hubbard said it’s not uncommon early in the season for snowplow drivers to still be adjusting their driving to compensate for a truck’s blade width.
The condition or identity of the injured driver was not available from police.