MANCHESTER, N.H. (Fox 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) – Three individuals, including a three-month-old child, were ejected from a car on Interstate 93 southbound in Manchester on Sunday.
According to New Hampshire State Police, the accident occurred near mile-marker 19 around 11:32 a.m.
Karlene Cloutier, 53, made an unsafe lane change from the right side inside lane to the adjacent lane to her left which was occupied by a pickup truck being driven by 22-year-old Guillermo Pacheco-Marquez.
To avoid colliding with the pickup truck, Cloutier then moved back into her lane of travel; however, Pacheco-Marquez had already made an evasive maneuver to his left to avoid crashing into Cloutier's minivan.
Pacheco-Marquez's vehicle left the side of the roadway and rolled over multiple times ejecting a female passenger and her three-month-old baby. Pacheco-Marquez was also ejected from the vehicle.
All three victims were transported to the Elliott Hospital. Pacheco-Marquez sustained multiple broken bones and internal injuries, the female passenger has minor injuries, and the infant sustained a broken arm.
At this time, it does not appear as though the adult occupants were wearing their seatbelts, and the infant was not properly secured in the car seat.
The Manchester Fire Department assisted at the scene. The left lane of I-93 was closed for approximately 30 minutes while the occupants were medically treated.
The investigation is ongoing and charges will be pending.