Sharon crash sends pair of vehicles off the road

A car carrying 6,000 pounds of wood pellets wound up on top of another car when they crashed in Sharon Friday afternoon.

A car carrying 6,000 pounds of wood pellets wound up on top of another car when they crashed in Sharon Friday afternoon. —STAFF PHOTO BY KATHRYN MANNING

Published: 02-12-2024 3:01 PM

A two-vehicle crash Friday in Sharon left a truck carrying 6,000 pounds of wood pellets on top of a car off the side of Nashua Road and Route 123 and took more than four hours to clear.

According to Peterborough Police Chief Scott Guinard, Philip Martindale, 48, of Fairlee, Vt., was driving a 2017 Peterbilt truck carrying wood pellets east on Nashua Road when he failed to stop for a sign at the intersection of Route 123 and hit a 2007 Saab that Carlene Wardwell, 68, of New Ipswich was driving north on Route 123. 

The impact sent both vehicles off the road on the north side of Nashua Road at Route 123, with Martindale’s truck coming down of top of Wardwell’s car. Wardwell had a laceration on her hand and was treated at Monadnock Community Hospital, while Martindale was uninjured.

Guinard said a heavy-duty tow truck was required, and work was not done until after 6 p.m. for a call that came at 1:50 p.m.

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