Bridgewater Man, 89, Dies After Being Hit By Car

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BRIDGEWATER, New Hampshire – An 89-year-old man died Monday morning when he was walking in the breakdown lane of the Mayhew Turnpike and was struck by a 2003 Subaru Legacy driven by a 16-year-old, according to a state police news release.

At approximately 9:43 a.m., the Bridgewater Police Department responded to Mayhew Turnpike for a crash involving a car and a pedestrian, according to the release.

Upon arrival, it was determined that a 2003 Subaru Legacy was traveling northbound on Mayhew Turnpike when it entered the breakdown lane and struck a pedestrian.  The identity of the driver of the Subaru is known to investigators but is being withheld at this time as the driver is 16 years old, according to the news release.

The pedestrian who was struck was identified as Donald Estes, 89, of Bridgewater.

Donald Estes was pronounced deceased at the scene of the crash as a result of injuries sustained in the crash, police said.

At the request of the Bridgewater Police Department, the Collision Analysis & Reconstruction (C.A.R.) Unit responded to the scene and assumed the lead of the investigation. The C.A.R. Unit was assisted on scene by New Hampshire State Police Troop F, the Bridgewater Fire Department and Bristol EMS.

All aspects of the collision remain under investigation and anyone who may have witnessed the crash are urged to contact Trooper First Class Daniel Quartulli at or (603) 223-8993.

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