Good Samaritan struck in crash on Spaulding Turnpike in Dover, police say

DOVER, N.H. — A good Samaritan was hit by an SUV while helping a driver who struck a guardrail on the Spaulding Turnpike in Dover on Saturday morning, state police said.

The crash happened about 5:30 a.m. near Exit 7 on-ramp on the southbound side of the Spaulding Turnpike, state police said in a press release.The incident began when a driver lost control of their Subaru Impreza and hit the guardrail. A man in a pickup stopped to help the driver of the Subaru. At the same time, a person driving a Cadillac SRX SUV lost control, hit the Subaru and then struck the good Samaritan.

The good Samaritan, a 64-year-old from Effingham, was taken to the hospital with serious leg injuries.

The Subaru driver, a 34-year-old from Dover, was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. The SUV driver, a 44-year-old from Somersworth, was taken to the hospital as a precaution.

State police said weather was likely a factor in the crash, which remains under investigation.

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