April 2, a Monday, was not a good day for anyone in New Hampshire who may have been trying to access Route 125. Traffic in both directions was halted for hours. A massive five-vehicle collision was the cause of the shutdown.
One of the vehicles involved in the crash was a tractor-trailer. A preliminary investigation showed that at least one person suffered serious injuries and was transported to a nearby hospital for emergency care. The collision took place near an intersection. As crash analysts can attest, crossroads are high-risk areas and many fatal accidents occur at these locations.
What causes most collisions at intersections?
Any number of issues may be causal factors in a motor vehicle collision that occurs at an intersection, including:
Failure to stop at a traffic light or stop sign
- Failure to yield the right-of-way.
- Obstructed visibility
- Excessive speed
- Driver intoxication
No details were provided regarding the exact cause of the recent Brentwood incident. This is not uncommon, however, because such investigations often take weeks to conclude.
Navigating recovery after a New Hampshire car accident
The days and weeks following a New Hampshire motor vehicle collision are often stressful and uncertain. Injuries may get worse and financial distress might set in, especially if a recovering victim is unable to work. Family, friends, medical workers and others can provide practical support regarding physical injuries and emotional support, as well. Financial distress may sometimes be alleviated by filing a personal injury claim in a civil court, which state law allows when another driver’s negligence was responsible for damages that occurred.