Hoosick Falls, N.Y. man badly hurt in crash

RANDOLPH, N.H. — A Hoosick Falls, N.Y., man was seriously injured on Wednesday in a collision on Route 2, New Hampshire State Police said.

Edward Scott, 80, was driving west on Route 2 in a 2016 Chevrolet Equinox when it collided with an eastbound 2007 Nissan Titan pickup truck driven by Anthony Costello, 31, of Bethlehem, N.H.

According to police, Costello was passing a vehicle in a two-lane section of the eastbound highway when his truck lost traction and went into the westbound lane. The Equinox struck the pickup truck, causing it to roll over on its side.

Scott was trapped in his vehicle, and had to be extracted by Gorham (N.H.) Fire and EMS, using the jaws of life. He was brought to Androscoggin Valley Hospital in Berlin, N.H., and later flown to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. with serious injuries. Two dogs that were in the vehicle were killed.

Costello, who was not wearing his seat belt, was partially ejected from his pickup. He was rushed to Androscoggin Valley Hospital and also flown by DHART to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center with serious, life-threatening injuries.

Assisting at the scene were the Coos County Sheriff's Department, the Randolph Police Department, the NH Department of Transportation, the Gorham Police Department and Gorham Fire and EMS.

The accident is under investigation.


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