Is There Always a Driver Who is at Fault for a Car Crash on Icy or Snowy Roads in Vermont? The answer is yes. Car crashes increase in Vermont when the roads are snowy are icy. However many of these crashes are preventable. The most common reason for winter car accidents is driving too fast for conditions. A second reason is not having good snow tires. Yet a third reason is having a windshield you cannot see through. A fourth reason is being blinded by the sun and not wearing sun glasses. There can be many more reasons and sometimes there is comparative negligence in a crash. That means both drivers are partially at fault. In Vermont you still can recover money damages if you are no more then 50 percent at fault. If you are 51 percent at fault you will not recover a penny.

Please call me at 802-888-7707 if you have been in a car accident so you know your rights. The consultation is free and I am available seven days a week.

In the case described below the driver that crossed the center line is clearly at fault whether or not the roads were icy.

November 18, 2020
Two Vehicle Collision / St Johnsbury
STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

NEWS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

CASE#: 20A405875

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Jason Schlesinger

STATION: St Johnsbury

CONTACT#: 748-3111

DATE/TIME: 11/18/20 / 0602 hours

STREET: 1329 US Route 2 East

TOWN: East St Johnsbury

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS:

INTERSTATE MILE MARKER:

WEATHER: Snowing

ROAD CONDITIONS: Snow covered

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Roger Herrell

AGE: 42 years

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: St Johnsbury, VT

VEHICLE YEAR: 2006

VEHICLE MAKE: Dodge

VEHICLE MODEL: Durango

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Substantial

INJURIES: None

HOSPITAL: (IDENTIFY) N/A

VEHICLE #2

OPERATOR: Kelly Renna

AGE: 19 years

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: St Johnsbury, VT

VEHICLE YEAR: 2005

VEHICLE MAKE: Chevrolet

VEHICLE MODEL: Colorado

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #2: Substantial Front End

INJURIES: Minor

HOSPITAL: (IDENTIFY) NVRH

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

On 11/18/20 at approximately 0602 hours Troopers from the St Johnsbury Barracks were dispatched to a two vehicle collision on US Route 2 East in St Johnsbury. Both vehicles sustained substantial damage and are considered a total loss. It appears Roger Herrell crossed the center line and began to spin in front of Renna. Renna was unable to avoid the collision. Herrell did not sustain any injuries. Renna was transported to NVRH for evaluation and was soon released. The cause of Herrell’s vehicle crossing the center line is still under investigation.

*Please note: court date and time are subject to change at the discretion of

the court. Please call the criminal court clerk to confirm arraignment time.

Trooper Jason Schlesinger

Vermont State Police

1068 US Route 5, Suite 1

St Johnsbury, VT 05819

(802)748-3111

at 11/18/2020 02:00:00 PM
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