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Two SeaDoos collide, woman's leg is injured

WOLFEBORO — A Massachusetts woman was injured while riding a personal watercraft on Lake Winnipesaukee in Winter Harbor near the Libby Museum on Monday.

The New Hampshire State Police Marine Patrol reports that a collision between two watercraft took place at about 12:14 p.m.

They say a 2015 SeaDoo was being operated by Emma Cotton, 23, of Needham, Massachusetts, with one passenger, Dun Surdyka, 23, of Amherst, Massachusetts. They had come to a stop when it was struck by another 2015 SeaDoo piloted by Jacob Cotton, 25, of Needham, Massachusetts, with two passengers aboard.

Jacob Cotton was trying to pull alongside Emma Cotton's watercraft when he lost control, striking her boat and causing a leg injury. Emma Cotton was taken to Huggins Hospital in Wolfeboro. No one else agreed to medical treatment.

The accident remains under investigation.

– Ginger Kozlowski

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Boy struck in Cumbie’s parking lot, car flees

LACONIA — Police are looking for the driver of a car that struck an 11-year-old boy in the parking lot of Cumberland Farms in Laconia Sunday night.

Laconia police said the boy was struck was a red four-door sedan backing from a parking space at 10:19 p.m. The car was driven by a man with a female passenger, and she was heard yelling, "Stop!" as the car drove away. The car left and turned down Tower Street, according to police.

The boy was treated by police at the scene. Video is being obtained from a security camera directly over the scene.

Police ask that anyone with information call them at 524-5252.

– Ginger Kozlowski

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Car hits bicyclist, police search for driver believed to be responsible

LACONIA — Following a collision between a car and a bicyclist, police are searching for a Laconia man believed to have been driving the car.

Police report that a blue 2008 Nissan Altima with the New Hampshire registration 350-1091 struck a person on a bike at the intersection of Court and Fair streets on Sunday at 3:38 p.m. The car fled the scene. The person on the bike was injured and taken to Laconia Regional General Hospital for treatment.

Several witnesses at the scene identified the driver of the Altima as Juan Padua, 54, of 47 Merrimac St. Officers were not able to locate and speak with Padua right after the crash.

A warrant has been issued for Padua's arrest, charging him with felony conduct after an accident and operating while a habitual offender.

The accident is still under investigation. Anyone with information is urged to call police at 524-5252.

– Ginger Kozlowski

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