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Boscawen 16-year-old in critical condition after July Fourth crash 



Monitor staff
Monday, July 09, 2018

A Boscawen teenager remained in critical condition at a Boston hospital Monday after a car accident on the Fourth of July, police said.

Corbin Raymond, 16, suffered severe head trauma and bleeding in his abdomen on Wednesday when a car he rode in as a passenger crashed, his family wrote on a CaringBridge medical update website. Raymond and three teenage friends reportedly planned to go tubing.

Boscawen police Chief Kevin Wyman said the four teens were driving in the area of 70 River Road in Boscawen about 11:30 a.m. when the car swerved off the road and crashed.

Wyman did not release the names of any people involved, citing an ongoing investigation, but he said that two teens had to be extracted from the back seat of the 2005 Nissan Maxima using the Jaws of Life. The driver was a 17-year-old from Boscawen, Wyman said, and a 15-year-old and a 16-year-old from Penacook were also inside the car.

Raymond suffered severe head trauma and was transported by ambulance to Concord Hospital, and later to Boston Children’s Hospital by helicopter, Wyman said. The other teens were not seriously injured.

Wyman said speed may have been a factor in the crash. Police said they were still investigating whether drug or alcohol use was a factor.

Raymond’s family has chronicled his hospital stay on a journal page through the CaringBridge website.

His family wrote that the 16-year-old had undergone at least three major surgeries and that Boston Children’s staff were monitoring his brain closely for swelling.

“Corbin is sedated and has had his family by his side every second they have allowed us to be here,” the page reads. “We appreciate everyone’s thoughts, prayers and kind words for Corbin.”

The family urged loved ones to focus on sending love to Raymond instead of blaming anyone for the crash.

“We know all these kids and care deeply about all of them. The last thing I want to hear is that anyone is blaming anyone or anyone is getting bullied or blamed,” the site reads. “We don’t feel this way AT ALL and don’t believe anyone else should. We also need to remember that these kids involved were some of Corbin’s best friends and he would have no respect for any one treating his friends badly.”

For more information, Corbin Raymond’s CaringBridge site can be found here: caringbridge.org/visit/corbinraymond.