April 22, 2018
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NH state senator hits Maine pedestrian with car, sending her to Portsmouth hospital

By Crystal A. Weyers, Foster's Daily Democrat

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — New Hampshire state Sen. Martha Fuller Clark struck a pedestrian with her vehicle Friday night, sending the woman to the hospital.

In a release issued late Friday night, Portsmouth police said Clark, 70, of 152 Middle St. in Portsmouth, was operating an Audi on Maplewood Avenue at approximately 8:39 p.m. when she struck a pedestrian after her vehicle traveled over a curb onto the sidewalk.

The pedestrian, Carla Dow, 67, of 25 Goose Point Road in Kittery Point, Maine, had been walking on the sidewalk at the corner of the Maplewood Avenue and Hanover Street intersection when she was struck from behind.

Both the police and fire department responded to the scene and determined from their investigation a silver Audi driven by Clark had struck the woman.

Police said Clark was not injured in the accident and there was no passenger in the car.

There were no indicators that Clark was impaired or under the influence of intoxicating substances, according to police.

Dow was transported to the Portsmouth Regional Hospital.

Distributed by MCT Information Services


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