Dump truck, SUV collide in Portsmouth

A dump truck and an SUV collided in Portsmouth, Monday, Feb. 5, 2018. (WJAR)

Portsmouth police said a dump truck and an SUV collided head-on Monday.

The crash happened at about 9:45 a.m. on Point Road near the Escape Bridge, which carries traffic between the Hummocks and the Island Park neighborhood.

Firefighters had to extricate the 61-year-old man who was driving the SUV. He was flown by helicopter to a hospital.

The dump truck driver was also taken to a hospital.

Police said the bridge was closed for about two hours while the scene was investigated.

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