Good Samaritan seriously injured trying to assist accident victim

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Scene of today's crash on the Spaulding Turnpike in Dover left two injured, one seriously. (State Police photo)

DOVER - A Good Samaritan was seriously injured today when he stopped to assist an accident victim on the Spaulding Turnpike in Dover.

What ended up being a three-car pileup occurred just south of the Exit 7 onramp around 5:35 a.m. when State Police say a soutbound 2004 Subaru Impreza lost control and crashed into a guardrail on the right hand side of the roadway.

An operator of a 2019 Chevy Silverado pickup then stopped to help those in the Subaru when a following 2008 Cadillac lost control, slid into the Subaru and struck the Good Samaritan who had been driving the pickup.

The operator of the Subaru, Shinta Mambu, 34, of Dover, was transported to Wentworth-Douglas Hospital with minor injuries, while the operator of the pickup, Leo Quirk, 64, of Effingham, was taken to Portsmouth Regional Hospital with serious injuries to his legs.

The operator of the Cadillac Jared Colbath, 44, of Somersworth, was not injured but was taken to Wentworth-Douglas Hospital as a precaution.

All aspects of this crash remain under investigation by State Police, however road and weather conditions appear to be contributing factors.

The road was closed for around three and a half hours while troopers investigated the crash and oversaw removal of the vehicles involved and road debris. Traffic was diverted during the closure.

Assisting Troop-A at the scene were, Troop-G barracks, the Dover Police and Fire Departments, NH Department of Transportation, and National Wrecker.

Anyone with information pertaining to this crash is asked to contact Trooper Geoffrey Miller, NH State Police, Troop-A at (603) 223-8490, or via email at

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