HAMPTON, N.H. — A bridge attendant for the state Department of Transportation who was struck by a car last Friday night on Route 1A soon after completing his work shift has died.
A Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center spokesperson confirmed yesterday that James Hayes, 67, of Seabrook, died Tuesday as a result of his injuries.
Meanwhile, the crash remains under investigation. Antoinette Mambo, 69, of Methuen, the driver of the car that struck Hayes near the Neil Underwood Bridge has not been cited for any traffic violations in connection with the collision, which occurred around 10:10 p.m.
Responding officers found Hayes lying in the road. Hayes was transported to Exeter, N.H., Hospital before being flown by medical helicopter to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. The section of Route 1A on both the north and south sides of the bridge was closed for about two hours.
Police have said that poor lighting may have contributed to Hayes getting struck as he crossed the street to go to his parked car. Results from a preliminary investigation didn't find the driver at fault.
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