Crash alert: Driver facing charges after man struck by ice from box truck

DERRY, NH – The truck driver who allegedly caused an accident last week by not clearing ice from his vehicle is now facing multiple charges, according to the New Hampshire Union Leader.

60-year-old Derry man Richard Leiter has been charged with negligent driving, misdemeanor vehicular assault, and misdemeanor reckless conduct in connection with the December 9 crash.

A 22-year-old man from Londonderry, Michael Conry, was driving a Honda Accord on Route 102 when ice from the top of the box truck smashed into his windshield.

Glass flew into Conry’s eyes, requiring multiple surgeries. It is unknown at this time if his vision will be permanently damaged as a result of the accident.

Leiter may be facing a fine of up to $4,500 and as much as two years of jail time.

He was released on personal recognizance and will be arraigned in February of next year.

It only takes a few minutes to clear ice and snow from a vehicle, but it may save a person’s life. Under Jessica’s Law, it is a crime in New Hampshire to fail to do so. If you or a loved one have been involved in an accident or have been hurt because of another person’s negligence, contact the Kenison Law Office today. Our skilled New Hampshire car accident lawyers can help you determine what your case is worth. You may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. Call us today at (603) 471-3550 for a free consultation.

Justia Lawyer Rating for John B. Kenison Jr.
Contact Information