MANCHESTER, NH – A man was injured Tuesday while shoveling during the storm along Huse Road, after police say the driver who hit him lost control on the icy road.
Officer Matthew Brown responded just after 2 p.m. to the area of 173 Huse Road for a crash involving a single motor vehicle and a pedestrian. An ambulance crew was already on scene treating the victim, Stephen Scarlett, 47, of Manchester.
Officer Brown spoke with the driver involved, Samantha Furman, 25, also of Manchester, about the incident. Furman told police Scarlett was walking in the roadway when she noticed him as she turned on to Huse Road from Mammoth Road, while driving a 2003 Chevy Malibu.
She made an attempt to stop her vehicle, but her car slid on the ice and snow. Furman said she used her horn in an attempt to get Scarlett’s attention, but he did not hear her horn and he was struck by her vehicle, according to police.
Scarlett was taken to the Elliot Hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries to his facial area and lower extremities. Police determined Furman was not at fault for the crash as she had the right of way. The pedestrian in the roadway was the cause of the crash, according to the crash report.