Three people hurt in Merrimack car crash

MERRIMACK – Three people were injured Friday night in a two-car collision on the F.E. Everett Turnpike.

The crash happened about 10:15 p.m., just past the Exit 10 off-ramp on the northbound side of the highway. State police responded to the scene after receiving a 911 phone call from a woman who said she was injured and didn’t know where she was, state police Trooper Thomas Lencki of Troop B said.

Arriving to the scene, police found two cars slammed into the Jersey barrier. Police found the injured woman trapped inside a white Dodge Intrepid and two injured men, a driver and a passenger, sitting in a Chevy Caprice Classic, which was several yards south of the Intrepid facing the wrong way.

Merrimack firefighters responded to the scene and broke the rear window of the Intrepid in order to open a back door to remove the woman. The woman, whose identity was not available at press time, was transported to St. Joseph Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, Lencki said.

The passenger in the Caprice as well as the driver were also taken to a Nashua hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Their identities and the name of the hospital were not available at press time.

It is unclear how the crash occurred, but state police believe alcohol may have been a factor.

State Trooper Timothy Stearns is investigating the crash.