5 SENT TO HOSPITAL AFTER N. CONWAY CRASH

by Christian Mower on March 1, 2013

NORTH CONWAY FIRE CHIEF PAT PREECE SAYS 2 OCCUPANTS OF A PICKUP TRUCK AND THREE OCCUPANTS OF AN SUV WERE TAKEN TO MEMORIAL HOSPITAL IN NORTH CONWAY WEDNESDAY EVENING AFTER THE TWO VEHICLES COLLIDED HEAD-ON ON RIVER ROAD.

PREECE’S FIREFIGHTERS, RESCUE PERSONNEL AND FOUR AMBULANCES RESPONDED TO 94 RIVER RD. SHORTLY BEFORE 6 P.M. PREECE SAYS THE ROAD WAS SNOW COVERED AND IT WAS SNOWING AT THE TIME.

THE ROAD WAS CLOSED AT THE SCENE.

CONWAY POLICE SAY 18-YEAR-OLD CAMERON SANPHY OF ALLARD FARM CIRCUIT IN NORTH CONWAY WAS DRIVING A SILVER 1993 CHEVY PICKUP THAT COLLIDED WITH A BLACK 2003 CHEVY TAHOE BEING DRIVEN BY 45-YEAR-OLD PAUL G. BERONEY OF MAIN ST. IN BERLIN.

LT. CHRIS PERLEY SAYS THE CAUSE OF THE CRASH REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION.

PREECE SAYS NEITHER SANPHY OR HIS PASSENGER WERE WEARING SEATBELTS AT THE TIME OF THE COLLISION. IT’S NOT CLEAR WHETHER THE OCCUPANTS OF THE TAHOE WERE WEARING SEATBELTS.

PREECE SAYS ALL FIVE PEOPLE INVOLVED WERE CONSCIOUS AS THEY WERE TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL WITH LEG, BACK, NECK AND ABDOMINAL INJURIES.

BOTH VEHICLES SUSTAINED HEAVY DAMAGE AND HAD TO BE TOWED FROM THE SCENE.

EMERGENCY RESPONDERS CLEARED THE SCENE SHORTLY AFTER 7 P.M. WEDNESDAY AND THE ROAD WAS RE-OPENED.

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