Teen Driver Charged in Pedestrian Crash

The December crash seriously injured a 69-year-old Exeter woman.

A teenage driver has been charged with striking a 69-year-old Exeter woman on a Portsmouth Avenue sidewalk last month.

Timothy M. Allen, of 4 Culver St., Plaistow, was charged with vehicular assault and reckless driving for the Dec. 4 crash. Police said "driver inattention" contributed to the crash.

Soja Bennett, 69, of Exeter, was seriously injured and continues to recover from her injuries, police said. 

The crash happened shortly after 3 p.m. in front of the Gary Blake car dealership.

Allen was released on $1,500 bail and is scheduled to appear in court Feb. 4.


  • Police: Teen Driver Hits Pedestrian on Sidewalk
Citizen Jane January 15, 2013 at 12:28 PM
Is there any more information on the cause of the accident?
Jason Claffey January 15, 2013 at 04:07 PM
Hey Jane, We are searching for information on your question and will post an update soon. –The Editor
Jason Claffey January 15, 2013 at 07:22 PM
Hi Jane, Police said "driver inattention" appears to be the cause of the crash. —The Editor


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »