Another NH State Police cruiser hit in Hooksett; 19 hit since Thanksgiving
HOOKSETT - Another State Police cruiser was hit by a driver Thursday morning on I-93 North in Hooksett.
State Police said the crash happened at about 6:15 a.m. when trooper Nickolas Quintiliani from Troop B responded to a motor vehicle crash on Interstate 93 north in Hooksett.
On arrival Quintiliani parked his fully marked cruiser with all emergency lights on in the high speed breakdown lane and was assisting a driver who had crashed into the center median.
Shortly after Quintiliani arrived at the scene Raymond Paquin, 58, of Manchester, operating a 2004 Chevrolet Malibu, lost control of his vehicle spinning out and hitting the rear end of the State Police Cruiser.
Paquin was not injured and received a summons for operating too fast for the existing road conditions.
Quintiliani was in the driver's seat at the time of the crash and suffered minor injuries.
There have been 19 state police cruisers hit since Thanksgiving.
The Department of Safety is holding a conference Friday morning to ask drivers to use more caution.
"Slowing down, moving over and using greater caution benefits everyone-persons involved in the primary accident, emergency responders, and other drivers who could potentially be involved in a secondary accident," State Police Col. Robert Quinn said. "It also helps drivers avoid fines associated with both driving too fast for road conditions and causing a crash."