BARNSTEAD — An Alton man was severely injured when two vehicles collided on NH Route 28 near Blueberry Station around 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
Thomas Garrity, 51, of Alton was thrown from his GMC van in the collision and transported to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. The other driver, Brian McKay, 34, of Pittsfield was taken to Concord Hospital, where he was treated for relatively minor injuries and released
Garrity was driving southbound and McKay, in a Chevrolet Impala, northbound when the collision occurred. In a prepared statement Detective Sgt. David McCormack of the New Hampshire State Police said that an initial investigation indicated that McKay crossed the center line and struck the side of Garrity's van. However, police stressed that the all aspects of the incident remain under investigation and urged anyone with information about the collision to contact McCormack at 223-8583.
Police from Pittsfield and Barnstead, together with firefighters from Pittsfield, Barnstead and Gilmanton responded to the scene. NH Route 28 was closed for about five hours.
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