Shortly after 1:30 pm today  Canaan Police, Ambulance and Fire

Department units were dispatched to NH Route 118 in the area of the NH State DOT

Shed for a motor vehicle crash with multiple patients.

Investigators determined that the driver of a green 2000 Subaru station wagon was

traveling northbound when it attempted to conduct a U-turn. The driver of the Subaru

failed to yield to a 1992 GMC Suburban also traveling northbound. The vehicles collided

in a near head-on fashion and came to a rest in and near the roadway.

There were two occupants in the Subaru, three occupants in the Suburban, and one patient

required extrication by the Fire Department. All five patients were transported to

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, some with serious injuries. NH Route 118 was

closed for approximately 1.5 hours and traffic was re-routed through the NH DOT


The Canaan Police Department is continuing to investigate the crash. Anyone with

information or who may have witnessed the crash is asked to contact Sergeant Ryan Porter

at 603.523.7400 or

The Lebanon Fire Department, Enfield Fire Department and the Hanover Communications

Center assisted Canaan emergency responders.