Vehicle Rear-Ends Dump Truck Stopped to Make Turn on Route 125
🔴 A dump truck was rear-ended while stopped to make a legal left turn from Route 125
🔴 Brentwood Police Chief John Ventura described it as a "a very violent crash"
🔴 State and local police have started a traffic law enforcement effort on Route 125
One person was seriously injured after rear-ending a large truck, leading to a crash involving five vehicles on one of the most dangerous sections of Route 125 on Monday morning.
Brentwood Police Chief John Ventura told Seacoast Current that a vehicle traveling northbound just north of South Road slammed into a dump truck legally stopped to make a left turn into a business.
"A very violent crash," Ventura said. "The speed limit on that road is 55. She was going at least the speed limit, and ran into a stationary tractor trailer unit. You can imagine how violent it was."
Three other vehicles were involved in the crash, including one that got into a head-on with a southbound vehicle. Video of the crash showed a heavily damaged pickup truck and an SUV with deployed airbags. Another vehicle ran off the road.
The driver, a man from Plaistow, was hospitalized and in intensive care in serious condition as of late Monday afternoon. Several passengers in the vehicle suffered minor injuries.
Ventura said the crash was still under investigation, but said charges are likely coming.
The State Police Troop G accident unit assisted with the investigation. Route 125 was closed in both directions for a time for the investigation.
The South Road intersection was the subject of a recent meeting with executive councilor Janet Stevens and state safety commissioner Robert Quinn about speed and driver inattentiveness, according to Ventura.
New Hampshire State Police and local departments announced earlier this month that there would be a summer-long traffic law enforcement effort on the 50 miles between Plaistow and Milton targeting impairment, aggressive, and distracted driving, and speeding.
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