Driving assessment

Maine man crashes truck into New Hampshire library

CONWAY, NH — A truck crashed into the Conway Public Library, causing two of its brownstone columns to collapse, the library’s board said Thursday.

“Engineering experts were immediately consulted and determined that the building, although structurally sound, requires support to ensure no further damage is sustained.

“A full damage assessment and resulting repair plan is underway with the aim of restoring the historic building to its original condition,” the council said in a statement.

The library was completed in 1901 and opened to the public the following year, according to its website.

Police said the driver, a 31-year-old man from Harrison Maine, suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries. He was charged to the hospital with aggravated driving while intoxicated; it was not immediately known if he had a lawyer.

Her passenger, a 21-year-old woman from New Hampshire, was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.

The police are investigating the accident.

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