2 injured in crash on I-293 after car goes airborne, lands vertically against barrier wall

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Car lands upright against noise barrier on I-293 near Exit 4 in Saturday crash. Photo/Jeffrey Hastings

MANCHESTER, NH – Two people escaped serious injury in a violent single-car crash Saturday.

A Lexus sedan was traveling South on I-293 at about 5:30 p.m. when it lost control, striking the Jersey barrier and exiting the right side of the roadway before becoming airborne. According to motorists who witnessed the accident, the Lexus went end over end and landed vertically against the wooden sound barrier.

Two males in the vehicle were found outside of the vehicle when first responders arrived. It was not immediately known if they were thrown from the vehicle or climbed out, said District Fire Chief Hank Martineau.

State police, fire and AMR personnel responded to the single-car crash Saturday on I-293. Photo/Jeffrey Hastings

Both men were transported to the Elliot Hospital with head, neck and back injuries. According to District Chief Hank Martineau, the two men were lucky to be alive, and described their injuries as serious but non-life-threatening.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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