Two pedestrians struck in separate incidents in Manchester

6 Aug

Two pedestrians were stuck in unrelated accidents on Friday. The first happened at 4:19 in the afternoon. From the MPD press release:

On August 5, 2011 at 1619 hours, units from the Manchester Police Department, Manchester Fire Department and American Medical Response responded to the intersection of Elm St and Gas St for a report of a motor vehicle versus pedestrian crash with personal injury. The preliminary investigation reveals that Robert Schlickman 43 YOA from Hooksett, NH was operating his 2002 Chevy Corvette northerly on Elm St when his vehicle struck a pedestrian that was walking alongside the side walk on Elm St past the Red Barn Diner. Linda Hollinrake 54 YOA was transported to the Elliot Hospital in Manchester, NH for injuries sustained in the crash via American Medical Response. Hollinrake was treated and released for minor injury and Schlickman was uninjured in the crash.  Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the crash but speed has not yet been ruled out. The crash is being investigated by the Manchester Police Crash Investigation Unit. Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to contact Traffic Investigator Greg DiTullio at 668-8711 Ext 479.

A few hours later, another accident sent a pedestrian to the hospital in critical condition:

On August 5, 2011 at 2106 hours the Manchester Police Department, Manchester Fire Department and American Medical Response responded to the intersection of Hanover St and Beech St for a report of a motor vehicle versus pedestrian crash with personal injury. The preliminary investigation reveals that Kevin McGrath, 29 YOA of Auburn, NH was operating his 2001 Hyundai Elantra westerly on Hanover St when his vehicle struck a pedestrian that was walking northerly across the roadway. Derek Wright 29 YOA of Manchester, NH was transported to the Elliot Hospital in Manchester, NH for injuries sustained in the crash via American Medical Response. Wright remains at Elliot Hospital in critical condition with a serious head injury and McGrath was uninjured in the crash.  Alcohol and speed do not appear to be factors in the crash. The crash is being investigated by the Manchester Police Crash Investigation Unit. Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to contact Traffic Investigator Greg DiTullio at 668-8711 Ext 479. 

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