2 Rescued From Vehicle That Rolled Over, Caught Fire

Michelle Maslanka and her daughter were rescued from the vehicle in Manchester, NH

An investigation is underway after two people were rescued from a burning vehicle that rolled over on Route 93 in Manchester, New Hampshire.

On Tuesday at 5:18 p.m., New Hampshire State Police troopers came upon the rollover accident northbound on 93, in the vicinity of the Exit 7 on-ramp. The vehicle, a 2008 Subaru
Outback, was resting on its roof in the right breakdown lane of the Exit 7 on-ramp and was beginning to catch on fire.

Several people were on scene and were attempting to offer assistance when the Troopers arrived. Two of these people were active members of the U.S. Army.

The operator of the vehicle, identified as Michelle Maslanka, 35, of Laconia, was trapped inside the vehicle as the vehicle was catching fire. A state trooper broke the front window to gain access to her. Maslanka’s six-year-old daughter was removed from the vehicle by another person on scene and was removed from the area. Once Manchester Fire and rescue personnel arrived on scene they were able to extricate Maslanka from the vehicle.

Both Maslanka and her daughter were transported by ambulance to the Elliot Hospital for treatment. Maslanka suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was admitted to the hospital for treatment. Her daughter was treated and released from the hospital for minor injuries.

The initial investigation indicated that as the Subaru was traveling north on Interstate 93 for an unknown reason it veered to the right across the median at the Exit 7 on-ramp, across the Exit 7 on-ramp then off the right side of the ramp, where it then hit a rock ledge, which caused the vehicle to roll over and come to rest in the right side breakdown lane on its roof as it began to catch on fire.

The Exit 7 on ramp in this area was limited to one lane for an hour while the accident was investigated.

This accident investigation is active and anyone with information is encouraged to contact Trooper Ryan Hajjar at the NH State Police – Troop B barracks at 603-666-3333.

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