WATER TRUCK DRIVER INJURED AFTER CRASH IN MOULTONBOROUGH

by Christian Mower on May 14, 2012

MOULTONBOROUGH POLICE SAY IT TOOK RESPONDERS ALMOST TWO HOURS TO FREE A TRUCK DRIVER’S LEG FRIDAY AFTERNOON, MAY 11 AFTER THE 42-YEAR-OLD NEW JERSEY MAN CRASHED THE TRACTOR TRAILER TRUCK HE WAS DRIVING ON ROUTE 171, ALSO KNOWN AS OLD MOUNTAIN ROAD.

SGT. PETER BEEDE SAYS HIS DEPARTMENT, MOULTONBOROUGH FIRE RESCUE AND STEWARTS AMBULANCE RESPONDED TO THE SCENE AT THE INTERSECTION OF OSSIPEE PARK ROAD SHORTLY AFTER ONE P.M. FRIDAY AND FOUND THE TRUCK – THAT HAD BEEN CARRYING A FULL LOAD OF BOTTLED WATER – ROLLED OVER ON THE DRIVER’S SIDE AGAINST THE TREES.

AFTER THE DRIVER – IDENTIFIED AS CARLOS D. MINAYA OF ROBBINSVILLE – WAS FREED, HE WAS FLOWN BY DHART HELICOPTER TO DARTMOUTH HITCHCOCK MEDICAL CENTER WITH NON LIFE THREATENING INJURIES.

MINAYA WAS THE ONLY PERSON ON THE TRUCK.

BEEDE SAYS MINAYA WAS SOUTHBOUND ON OSSIPEE PARK ROAD AFTER PICKING UP A LOAD OF WATER BOTTLES FROM A NEARBY BOTTLING FACILITY WHEN HIS BRAKES FAILED, HE LOST CONTROL OF THE TRUCK AND COULDN’T MAKE THE TURN ONTO ROUTE 171.

THE SPILLED WATER BOTTLES WERE PICKED UP AND THE TRUCK WAS TOWED FROM THE SCENE.

NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE POLICE ARE ASSISTING WITH THE INVESTIGATION.