John J. Bryfonski, Chief of Police
55 Constitution Drive
Bedford, NH 03110
For Immediate Release
Wednessday, Sept. 28, 2016
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Bedford Police Respond to Four-Car Crash with Injury
BEDFORD, N.H. — Chief John Bryfonski reports that the Bedford Police Department responded to a four-car crash over the weekend where one person was injured.
On Sunday, Sept. 25, around 10:30 p.m., an officer on patrol was dispatched to Route 114 and White Avenue on a report of a motor vehicle crash.
At the time of the collision, workers were paving on Route 114, causing a single, alternating lane of travel. The northbound lane of traffic was stopped, and vehicles on the southbound side were moving.
Upon his arrival to the scene, the officer learned that the driver of a 2012 Mazda CX-9, AMANDA BISSON, AGE 35, OF GOFFSTOWN, was traveling north on Route 114 when she crashed into the back of a 2007 Hyundai Sonata that was stopped in line for traffic. BISSON was not injured in the crash.
The driver of the Hyundai, LAWRENCE ALLARD JR., AGE 28, OF MANCHESTER, stated that after BISSON rear-ended him, it caused his vehicle to hit two others in front of it. ALLARD was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The third vehicle in line, a 2003 Chevrolet S10, driven by ELIZABETH DEROCHEMONT, AGE 18, OF NEW BOSTON, stated she was stopped in traffic, facing north on Route 114 when the Hyundai collided with the back of her vehicle. DEROCHEMONT, along with her three passengers in the vehicle, were not injured.
The fourth vehicle, a 2007 Toyota Corolla, was driven by STEVEN POST, AGE 53, OF GOFFSTOWN. POST stated he was hit on the front, driver’s side by the Hyundai, which had spun out after being rear ended by the Mazda, traveling around the Chevrolet and crashing into his vehicle. POST was not injured.
Both the Mazda, which sustained heavy front end damage, and the Hyundai, which sustained heavy rear end damage, were towed from the scene.
The Chevrolet sustained damage to the left rear corner, and the Toyota sustained minor damage to the left rear corner, but both were able to be driven from the scene by the operators.
The incident remains under investigation by the Bedford Police Department. Citations may be issued at a later date.
“We believe the cause of this crash to be distracted driving,” Chief Bryfonski said. “We remind all drivers to keep their eyes on the road and hands on the wheel at all times, especially in work zones, to prevent incidents like this from occurring.”