Lempster Man Injured in Two-Car Accident in Stoddard
One Driver Entrapped, Other Ejected
On February 1, at approximately 5:49 p.m., the NH State Police responded to a report of a two-car motor vehicle crash on Route 9 in the town of Stoddard near the Antrim town line. When emergency crews arrived to the scene, they found one driver entrapped in a vehicle and were made aware that a second driver had been ejected from the other vehicle. The driver found entrapped was identified as David Bivens, 37, Manchester, NH, and the driver that had been ejected was identified as Timothy Hibbard, 49, Lempster, NH.
Hibbard was up walking around at the scene and Bivens was eventually extracted from his vehicle by the fire department, reported the NHSP. Both Bivens and Hibbard were transported to the Cheshire Medical Center in Keene by ambulance with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.
The investigation revealed that Bivens’ vehicle, a 2007 Nissan Altima, was traveling westbound on Route 9 and crossed the center line and into the eastbound lane of travel and stuck Hibbard’s vehicle, a 2004 Ford F-250, head on according to a witness, and evidence at the scene, said the NHSP.
Route 9 had to be completely shut down while emergency crews helped Bivens and Hibbard at the scene. One lane of travel was eventually opened up for the backed up traffic in both directions. Emergency crews remained on scene for close to two hours until both motor vehicles and the debris from the wreckage were removed by tow services. This incident is no longer under investigation.
The State Police were assisted at the scene by the Stoddard Fire/EMS Department, the Antrim Fire/EMS Department, as well as the Stoddard and Antrim Police Departments.
Anyone with information pertaining to the crash is urged to contact Trooper Brett Barry at Troop C – 603-358-3333.