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CONCORD, NH. — Investigators with the New Hampshire State Police suspect driver fatigue as the cause of a truck colliding with a passenger vehicle on Tuesday, April 10, on the I-89 in Concord, New Hampshire.
BURLINGTON, MA – An oil tanker owned by Abenaqui Carriers of North Hampton, N.H. crashed on Route 128 North in Burlington early Monday jamming the Route 128 commute. The police report that the tractor trailer smashed into the guardrail that divides the north and southbound sides of Route 128 on Interstate 95 at about 5:30 a.m.
Troopers said it appeared that the semi truck skidded on black ice, hitting a 2003 Chevy Impala that was driven by a 65-year-old woman. The woman was not injured in the collision. The tanker was empty so there was no spill on the roadway, however, the accident caused the semi tanker to separate from the cab.
Troopers said the driver, Jamal Davis, 35, of Danville, N.H., was trapped inside the vehicle and emergency crews had to work to extricate him. They were able to get him out of the cab by 7:30 a.m. He was conscious and was taken to the Lahey Clinic in serious condition.
Troopers cautioned drivers to slow speeds when driving in areas where there is black ice.
“The temperature did drop overnight so we do see black ice occasionally. We want everyone to wear their seat belt, follow the speed limits, just stay within the rules of the road,” Trooper Thomas Murphy said.
Officers said the accident is still under investigation. The driver has not been cited yet, but may be once the investigation is completed.
This is not the first time that Abenaqui Carriers of North Hampton, N.H., has been involved in a major truck accident.
The New Hampshire based trucking company has issued a statement on their website saying, “The safety of our operations is our top priority and we will work directly with the authorities as they conduct their accident investigation. We apologize for any inconvenience this caused morning commuters.”
Below is a Google street view of the Yankee Division Highway (Route 128). You can click the mouse button and drag it to pan around the scene of the accident. The northbound Route 3 exit sign is clearly visible here.
WCVB of Boston contributed to this story.
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