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Two-Car Collision in Salisbury Kills Woman from Londonderry

A 72-year-old woman from Londonderry was tragically killed in a two-car collision in Salisbury. According to Vermont State Police, Joan Dayton suffered injuries in the initial accident and was transported to Porter Medical Center in Middlebury, where she died.

The fatal accident occurred on July 25th at the intersection of Route 7 and West Salisbury Road. Police responded at about 1:13 p.m.

Authorities have identified the other driver involved in the accident as Brian Davidson, 37, of New Haven. Police said his vehicle collided with another vehicle driven by Center Merrill, 77, of Londonderry. Dayton was a passenger in Merrill's vehicle.

All three parties involved in the accident were transported to Porter Medical Center.

The incident is still under investigation. Authorities ask that anyone with information about the crash please call Trooper Craig Hanson at (802) 388-4919.

Importance of Fully Investigating Every Auto Accident

Traffic-accident fatalities, which were trending down as of 2019, have been on the rise again during the pandemic. The New Hampshire Office of Highway Safety (OHS) reports a 70% year-over-year increase in deaths as of May. We are saddened to hear about another two-car collision resulting in death, but we also know that local authorities don’t always have the time or necessary resources to conduct a full investigation into a fatal accident like the one described above.

From tracking down independent witnesses to extensive forensic analysis of the vehicles, determining the at-fault party can be complicated and requires careful consideration of all the unique circumstances surrounding the incident.

When there are so many loose ends that need to be accounted for, our legal team at Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. always urges clients to seek an independent, professional investigation of their accidents.

Consult with a Seasoned Legal Professional at Our Firm

At Shaheen & Gordon, P.A., our dedicated team of seasoned legal professionals has the resources you need on your side to pursue maximum compensation if you or a loved one were seriously injured in an auto accident. Our firm has a stellar reputation among clients throughout New Hampshire because we focus on handling all aspects of the legal process so you don’t have to worry. From dealing with insurance adjusters to tracking down accident reports, we will take up the fight for you.

Ready to request your case evaluation with an accident attorney at Shaheen & Gordon, P.A.? Please call (603) 635-4099 today to speak to a compassionate member of our legal team.