On December 20, 2017 at 2:13 PM Rochester Police, Rochester Fire and Frisbie Hospital EMS responded to a two car accident on Farmington Road in the area of The Granite Ridge. Emergency responders were assisted at the scene by a NH Liquor Enforcement Officer and Farmington Ambulance.
As a result of the investigation officers learned that Barbara Triest-Mcbride, age 64, of Newmarket, NH was driving a Nissan Sentra East on Farmington Road toward Rochester. Russell Bellgardt, age 78, of Middleton, NH was driving a Chrysler Town and Country westbound on Farmington Road. A witness observed Mr. Bellgardt make a left turn in front of oncoming traffic to head in to the Granite Ridge. Mr. Bellgardt’s Chrysler collided with the Nissan driven by Mrs. Triest-Mcbride. Both vehicles suffered extensive frontend damage and were towed from the scene.
Both drivers were transported from the scene by ambulance for apparent non-life threatening injuries. The accident remains under investigation. Mr. Bellgardt was cited for Failure of Traffic Turning Left to Yield.
Anyone who may have witnessed the collision is encouraged to contact Officer Lambert of the Rochester Police Department at 603-330-7127.
Sergeant Eric Babine for Chief Paul Toussaint