July 23, 2017
On July 23rd at approximately 7:50 PM. The Portsmouth Fire and Police Department responded to the Buzzy’s Bypass Gas located at 500 Maplewood Ave. for the report of a motor vehicle accident. A 2009 Chevy Pick-up truck being operated by;
187 Wentworth Rd.
Portsmouth NH. 03801
Left the roadway and struck the gas pumps at the above location. The pick-up truck then struck a parked vehicle which was parked in the gas station lot at the time. The collision with the gas pump resulted in a fire which was extinguished by Portsmouth Fire Personnel. There were no reported injuries as a result of the accident. The fire scene resulted in a road closure in the immediate area to protect the scene.
Harold Brill was charged with use of a mobile electronic device while operating a motor vehicle as defined under RSA 265:79-c. (a violation level offense). Speed is also believed to have been a factor in the crash.
The accident is currently under investigation, anyone who may have witnessed the accident can contact Officer Nicolas Small at (603) 610-7561
Sgt. Christopher Kiberd on behalf of Chief Robert Merner