A Deering NH man was airlifted to D.H.M.C. after a collision with a tractor trailer on John Stark Hwy, Thursday morning. Police say just after 7 am 39 year old John N. Grant’s 1999 Pontiac Grand Am crossed the center line and struck the rear axle of a tractor trailer driven by David A. Burnor Jr. 59 of Cuttings VT. Mr. Burnor Jr. saw Grant’s westbound vehicle drifting and took evasive maneuvers, but Grant hit the rear trailer axle.
Newport Police, Fire Rescue and Newport Ambulance service were at the scene and used the Jaws of Life to extricate Grant. Grant was taken by Newport Ambulance to Newport Airport and air lifted by DHART to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center with multiple injuries. For over 2 hours the road was limited to one lane. Also assisting with the crash was the Claremont Fire Department and the New Hampshire State Police. The cause of collision remains under investigation by the Newport Police Department