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Maynard man becomes poster boy for seatbelts

Posted by Ralph Ranalli September 18, 2007 07:29 AM


A Maynard man escaped injury after he fell out of his car while turning onto the Spaulding Turnpike near Rochester, N.H. Sunday morning, the Foster's Daily Democrat newspaper reported.

State police said Robert Hatch fell out of his Nissan after the door opened for unknown reasons. Police did not know his age but said he was in his 50s.

Maynard was turning onto the turnpike's northbound on-ramp from North Main Street when the 10:30 a.m. mishap occurred, . His vehicle crossed over to the turnpike off-ramp before rolling over into trees. The 1993 four-door sedan, with a broken tire rod, had to be towed.

Hatch only sustained with a scrape on his knee, authorities said.

"How he managed to do what he managed to do, I have no idea," said Fire Capt. William Hoyt.

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