3 cars involved in crash at Union Ave. & High Street

LACONIA — Six people including two children were taken to Lakes Region General Hospital last night after a three-car collision at the intersection of High Street and Union Avenue around 6 p.m.

Fire Lt. Jay Ellingson said none of the injuries were life-threatening. One adult refused transport.

Police closed Union Avenue and rerouted traffic around the area.

Police Capt. Matt Canfield said it initially appears that a car coming down High Street tried to make a left onto Union Avenue and collided with a car headed east on Union Ave. The crash sent one of the cars into a minivan that was headed west on Union Avenue.

Taking a left turn from High Street is difficult because there is not much visibility beyond the downward slope on the western portion of Union Avenue. Also, when a car comes up Union Avenue headed east, it's hard to know what lies beyond the crest of the hill.

Ellingson said all three of Laconia's ambulances and one from Gilford were needed to transport the victims. He said Stewart's Ambulance covered Laconia during the transport.

Canfield said the accident is under investigation.


CUTLINE: Two of the three cars involved in a crash that sent six people to the hospital sit on Union Avenue last night. All of the cars were towed. (Laconia Daily Sun photo/Gail Ober)