Any number of factors can contribute to a motor vehicle crash. Determining which ones apply to a certain car accident could take some time to determine. For this and other reasons, law enforcement agencies here in New Hampshire and elsewhere will often ask for anyone who may have witnessed the events leading up to a crash or the crash itself to come forward in order to help move the investigation along.
Witnesses are often a vital part in these investigations, and the inquiry into a crash that took place recently is no exception. Preliminary reports indicate that two vehicles traveling in opposite directions on Route 28, also known as Suncook Valley Highway, collided head-on. When one of the vehicles was pushed into another lane by the impact, the driver of a passing pickup truck attempted to avoid it, but could not.
The driver of the other vehicle involved in the head-on collision, a 91-year-old man, succumbed to the injuries he suffered in the impact there at the scene. A passenger in that same vehicle survived, but did suffer numerous unidentified injuries for which she was taken to an area hospital. The other individuals involved reportedly did not suffer any injuries. The Chichester Police Department is asking for anyone with any information regarding this crash to come forward.
Any details garnered from the official investigation could prove invaluable in personal injury or wrongful death claims, as applicable, filed in the aftermath of this car accident. When it comes to the pursuit of restitution for financial and other losses, the courts will need evidence of the negligence or recklessness of the party believed responsible, including any witness statements. Victims and their families may find that the civil court process is not an easy one to navigate even when the evidence seems clear, so it may help to work with a New Hampshire personal injury attorney with the knowledge and experience needed in order to move forward with a claim.