According to Heinrich, a section of the highway was closed to traffic for about five minutes, as four rescue vehicles from Londonderry arrived on the scene. The Derry Fire Department provided mutual aid.
A single lane remained closed for another half-hour as paramedics transported three victims to the Elliot Hospital in Manchester. Heinrich said the victims’ injuries were non-life-threatening, though all three reportedly were treated for neck and back pain following the collision.
The names of the victims weren’t available at press time.
Though the incident remains under investigation, Heinrich said the abrupt slowing of traffic in that area is believed to have contributed to the crash.
-- UNION LEADER CORRESPONDENT APRIL GUILMET