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 RPorter@CanaanPolice.com.
The Lebanon Fire Department, Enfield Fire Department and the Hanover Communications
Center assisted Canaan emergency responders.