On-Duty Tragedy: 89-Year-Old Bridgewater Man Killed in Car Collision

A 16-year-old driver struck and killed an 89-year-old man who was walking along a New Hampshire road on Monday morning, authorities reported.

The fatal collision occurred around 9:43 a.m. on the Mayhew Turnpike in Bridgewater. According to New Hampshire State Police, a 2003 Subaru Legacy driven by the teenage driver entered the breakdown lane and hit the pedestrian, 89-year-old Donald Estes of Bridgewater.

Estes was pronounced dead at the scene from injuries sustained in the tragic accident. The 16-year-old driver’s identity is being withheld due to their age.

Bridgewater Man, 89, Dies After Being Hit By Car

State police said the Collision Analysis & Reconstruction Unit responded to lead the investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash. They are urging any potential witnesses to come forward.

While the events leading up to the collision are still under review, the outcome is clear – a young driver’s actions led to the death of an elderly local man. The community is now mourning the loss of 89-year-old Estes in what appears to be a case of distracted or careless driving gone terribly wrong.

Authorities continue probing the fatal crash involving the teenage motorist. In the aftermath, tough questions will be asked about what could have prevented this preventable tragedy and the loss of an older resident’s life.

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