Police cite speed and alcohol as possible factors in serious Parade Road crash

LACONIA — Speed and/or alcohol may have contributed to Sunday's single-car accident that sent two people to the hospital with what authorities described as serious injuries, police said yesterday.
According to Capt. Matt Canfield, Amy Thomas, 30, of 14 Reservoir Road in Meredith was driving south toward Laconia near Pickerel Pond Road Sunday afternoon when she lost control of the four-door 2008 Honda Civic.
Police said she crossed the double-yellow lines and the car crashed into a ditch in front of a house at 2889 Parade Road.
She and her passenger, Peter Rudis Jr., 31, also of 14 Reservoir Road were both trapped in the car.
Fire Chief Ken Erickson said firefighters had to use a hydraulic extrication tools to remove Rudis from the wreck.
Canfield said Thomas and Rudis were flown by DHART air ambulance to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. He said Thomas had jaw and facial injuries and Rudis suffered spinal cord injuries.
Police are asking anyone who may have information about the crash to call the Laconia Police at 524-5252 or the Greater Laconia Crime Line at 524-1717.