Belmont Crash sends one woman to LRGH

BELMONT — A woman was taken by ambulance to Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia after being involved in a head-on traffic accident on Route 106 early Wednesday evening.

The Belmont Fire Department described the unidentified woman's injuries as non-life-threatening.

According to a media release issued by the Fire Department, the accident occurred at 6 p.m. at the intersection of Route 106 and Peggy Drive. The accident forced the closing of Route 106 for a short time.

The woman who was taken to the hospital was the only occupant of a small gray vehicle which collided head-on with a mini van carrying two people. The occupants of the mini van — both women — suffered what authorities termed minor injuries. Both refused to be transported by ambulance to the hospital.

The small vehicle sustained heavy front-end damage and its air bag deployed. The mini van had damage to the the left-front and driver's side of the vehicle and rescue personnel had to force the driver's door open.

The Laconia Fire Department sent a second ambulance to the scene.