- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 12, 2016

NEWINGTON, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire State Police say glare from the sun and driver distraction are to blame for five accidents that occurred on the Little Bay Bridge in Newington.

The Portsmouth Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1N44Y3s ) state police began receiving calls of multiple crashes on the southbound side of the bridge around 9 a.m. Monday. Traffic during the early morning rush was backed up for miles in the area.

On-scene investigators determined there were a total of five accidents, one of which involved five separate vehicles. State police say a second crash involved three cars and the third, fourth and fifth involved two.

The left lane of the bridge was closed for about 1 ½ hours as the disabled vehicles were removed.

One driver was transported to Portsmouth Regional Hospital with neck pain.


Information from: Portsmouth Herald, https://www.seacoastonline.com

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