06-08 Gilford accident

A two-car accident at the intersection of School House Hill Road and Cherry Valley Road Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. sent one person to the hospital and closed the road for about an hour. Police have not identified the injured person but said the injuries were not life-threatening. The crash remains under investigation. (Gail Ober/Laconia Daily Sun)

Woman in Gilmanton crash on Route 106 in serious but stable condition

GILMANTON — A Belmont woman who struck a pickup truck that police said made a U-turn in front of her on Route 106 Tuesday is in stable but serious condition at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon.

Lori Ann Hayes husband, Joseph, said his wife was initially treated at Lakes Region General Hospital but was taken by ambulance to Dartmouth to be treated for severe head injuries.

He said his wife underwent eight hours of surgery to treat blood on her brain and the next day had hip surgery that took an additional six hours. He said she faces more surgery in the near future.

Hayes said his wife was in great health before the accident but said she is a waitress and he fears her hip injury may prevent her from working again.

Police Chief Matt Currier said the crash is still under investigation.

– Gail Ober

Motorcycle down

06-09 motorcycle down

An unknown state trooper controls traffic as passersby assist  a 20-year-old Gilford man who was taken by helicopter to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon with serious head injuries after a motorcycle crash on Union Avenue around 3:30 p.m. Thursday. The road was closed for about 45 minutes. (Gail Ober/Laconia Daily Sun)