Oh, OK. He hit the house. Probably wasn’t on the road then, eh?
At 10:25 p.m. Saturday, police received a 911 call for a report of a “loud bang” on the lawn of 220 New Road, according to a statement released by the Newmarket Police Department. When officers arrived, police observed a single vehicle had left the roadway and crashed into a home at 220 New Road.
The only occupant of the vehicle, William Morley, 30, of 28 Cedar St., Newmarket, was rushed to Portsmouth Regional Hospital, and was pronounced deceased at the hospital at 11:30 p.m.
The sad thing is, even if you are such a failure as a driver (or such a prodigious consumer of Judgment Juice) that you go swanning about slamming into parked homes, you still are an odds-on favorite to live if you just wear your jeezly seat belt.
To die in a crash like this requires either bad luck in the Book of Job range, or broad-based and multidisciplinary recklessness. Or — a remote possibility with a 30-year-old, but a possibility nonetheless — he could have been suddenly incapacitated at the wheel by a medical issue such as a heart attack.