No two crashes are exactly the same. Police officers here in New Hampshire have the same challenges as every other department in the country — figuring out exactly what caused the car accidents that occur in their jurisdictions. Most crashes require additional investigation before they can be considered closed.

Intersections are notorious hotspots for accidents. Any number of factors can combine to create the perfect storm when it comes to motor vehicle crashes. For instance, emergency responders recently arrived at the scene of a two-vehicle crash at an intersection here in Manchester.

After assessing the scene and individuals involved, they had to acknowledge that one of the drivers, a 34-year-old woman succumbed to the injuries she suffered in the crash. The other driver, a 61-year-old woman and the only other person involved, suffered injuries that were not considered life-threatening. At last report, the T-bone accident was still under investigation because police had yet to determine the factors that led to the crash, citing that it was too soon to say for sure what happened. It could take days, weeks or months to figure that out.

While police conduct the investigation, one family is having to bury a loved one and the other person is likely recovering from injuries. The outcome of the investigation could have a significant impact on how surviving family members and the other driver move forward. Any personal injury or wrongful death claims filed in the aftermath of car accidents in a New Hampshire civil court often rely, at least in part, on the results of the official investigation.