Norman Sanborn, Fire Chief
37 Wakefield Street
Rochester, NH 03867
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, Feb. 17, 2017
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Rochester Fire Department Responds to Rollover on Spaulding Turnpike
One Patient taken to Hospital by Medical Helicopter
ROCHESTER, N.H. — Chief Norman Sanborn reports that the Rochester Fire Department responded Friday afternoon to a single vehicle rollover crash on the Spaulding Turnpike that resulted in serious injuries to the driver.
Firefighters, State Police, and Frisbie Ambulance, responded at 2:12 p.m. to the Turnpike southbound, two miles south of the tolls. Upon arrival, rescuers found a single patient, the driver of a maroon pickup trick, needing medical attention.
The victim, a 63-year-old Rochester man, was taken by Dartmouth-Hitchcock Advanced Response Team medical helicopter to Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine with injuries that are considered serious but not believed to be life-threatening. .
The turnpike was closed for the duration of the helicopter’s time on scene time, approximately 20 minutes.
The cause of the crash is under investigation.