MILTON - An Ossipee man was seriously injured on Sunday when his vehicle rolled over several times and caught fire on Route 16 in Milton.
The accident occurred around 2:40 p.m.. according to State Police, who said a 2008 Subaru Legacy driven by Patrick Shannon, 50, was traveling southbound, tried to change lanes and lost control. Police say after leaving the roadway along the right shoulder he over-corrected causing the vehicle to roll several times. Police arrived to find the vehicle engulfed in flames.
Shannon was ejected during the crash and suffered serious injuries, police said. It is believed that he was not wearing his seat belt.
Route 16 was closed in both directions for about 45 minutes while emergency personnel tended to Shannon and extinguished the fire.
Wakefield. Farmington and Milton polive as well as Rochester Fire and Rescue and state DOT all responded to the crash.
This accident remains under investigation by Trooper Jonathan Minnich. Anyone with information pertaining to this collision is asked to contact Trooper Minnich, via email, at email@example.com.