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Two hurt in Wednesday night turnpike crash in Nashua

NASHUA – Two individuals continued Thursday to recover from serious injuries they sustained when their car and a tractor-
trailer unit collided on the Everett Turnpike during a heavy thunderstorm Wednesday night.

Deputy Nashua Fire Rescue Chief Karl Gerhard said the occupants of the car, who haven’t been identified, were taken to St. Joseph Hospital after firefighters and paramedics removed them from the vehicle. ...

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NASHUA – Two individuals continued Thursday to recover from serious injuries they sustained when their car and a tractor-
trailer unit collided on the Everett Turnpike during a heavy thunderstorm Wednesday night.

Deputy Nashua Fire Rescue Chief Karl Gerhard said the occupants of the car, who haven’t been identified, were taken to St. Joseph Hospital after firefighters and paramedics removed them from the vehicle.

Gerhard said crews had to extricate the driver, who was trapped in the car. He said the extrication was “rapidly completed” by the crew of Ladder 1.

Lightening and heavy rain from a line of strong storms passing through compounded the hazards rescuers faced while working at the scene, Gerhard said. Sharply diminished visibility and the fact the vehicles and debris covered most of the turnpike’s southbound lanes made rescuers’ work “extremely challenging,” he said.

The crash occurred between exits 6 and 5. Gerhard soon ordered the southbound lanes closed between the two exits until the extrication was complete and the ambulances left the scene.

The driver of the
tractor-trailer unit, who is also unidentified, was not injured.

State police are in charge of the investigation, which is continuing, according to Gerhard, who added the cause has not yet been determined.

Attempts to contact state police Thursday for more information were unsuccessful.