HAMPTON, New Hampshire (NEWS CENTER) - A Wells, Maine man is recovering after his truck got into a unique accident at the Hampton, New Hampshire tolls Wednesday morning.
Officials are investigating how exactly 43-year-old Christopher Desjardins, of Wells, Maine managed to drive his 2011 Ford Ranger pick-up upside a toll booth.
Police say that he was traveling on Interstate 95 southbound and approaching the Hampton Toll Plaza when the vehicle then struck the concrete island and protective barrier separating lanes #1 and #2. The vehicle continued to travel over the top of the concrete barricade before striking the steel roof supports.
At the same time, state police say, 39-year-old Mark McDonald was driving a 2007 International tractor-trailer unit, of Fort Leonard Wood, MO, and was stopped at lane #1 as the driver prepared to pay the toll. After striking the steel roof supports, the Ford Ranger began to lean to the right, subsequently becoming lodged against the left side of the trailer attached to the International TT.
The Hampton Fire Department stabilized the Ford Ranger while Desjardins was then safely removed. He was transported to the Portsmouth Regional Hospital where he was treated and released for minor injuries. McDonald was not injured as a result of this collision.
The Toll booth that was struck was occupied at the time of this collision. The attendant occupying this booth was not injured.
The right two lanes of Interstate 95 south were then closed as Troopers conducted their investigation and the vehicles were removed.
Anyone with information pertaining to this collision is asked to contact Trooper Shupe , NH State Police/Troop A at (603)223-8490.