Safety Officials Urge Drivers To Use Caution After 19 Cruisers Struck

Feb 6, 2015


A scene from a crash in January.
Credit Credit New Hampshire State Police

Nearly 20 New Hampshire police cruisers have been struck by other vehicles since Thanksgiving, prompting law enforcement, fire and emergency officials to warn drivers to slow down, move over and be more careful.

Col. Robert Quinn with the state police says the 19 crashes are three times the average for the winter season.

“These cruisers are all parked. Many of them have put flares out. They’re well off the road,” he said. “People are just traveling too fast. They are over confident and when they have to stop or turn or take action, they cannot, and their vehicle goes out of control.”

On Thursday, a trooper responding to a crash on Interstate 93 in Hooksett suffered minor injuries when another car spun out and crashed into his parked cruiser.