There is Still an At Fault Driver When There is a Car Accident on Icy or Snowy Roads in Vermont
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There is Still an At Fault Driver When There is a Car Accident on Icy or Snowy Roads in Vermont

by | Mar 22, 2021 | Firm News |

Someone is always at fault in a car crash in Vermont, even on icy or snowy roads. They could be driving too fast for conditions or driving on bald tires but almost all accidents are preventable with defensive driving.

March 15, 2021
St Johnsbury Barracks/Injury Crash
STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

NEWS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

CASE#: 21A401077

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: SGT Lyle Decker

STATION: VSP-St Johnsbury

CONTACT#: (802) 748-3111

DATE/TIME: approximately 1545 hours on 3/14/21

STREET: Route 2

TOWN: West Danville, VT

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: West Shore Rd

WEATHER: Snowing, windy

ROAD CONDITIONS: snow/ice covered

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Joseph Carrara

AGE: 58

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Charlotte, VT

VEHICLE YEAR: 2014

VEHICLE MAKE: Jeep

VEHICLE MODEL: Grand Cherokee

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: heavy damage to the front driver’s side corner-totaled

INJURIES: Transported to NVRH as a precaution

HOSPITAL: NVRH

VEHICLE #2

OPERATOR: Barron Gilding

AGE: 54

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: St Johnsbury, VT

VEHICLE YEAR: 2016

VEHICLE MAKE: Mitsubishi

VEHICLE MODEL: Lancer

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #2: heavy front end damage-totaled

INJURIES: Gilding had minor injuries, juvenile passenger was also transported for minor injuries. Passenger Nicole Thomas (30) was transported as a precaution.

HOSPITAL: NVRH

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

Prior to the crash, Vehicle #1 (Carrara) was traveling west on Route 2, while Vehicle #2 (Gilding) was traveling east on Route 2 near West Shore Rd in West Danville. Carrara appeared to have lost control of Vehicle #1 while on a corner, traveling into the east bound lane and collided with Vehicle #2 while sliding. Gilding attempted to avoid Vehicle #1 but was not able to do so. The roadway at the time was snow and ice covered. Route 2 was shut down for approximately 1 hour. Members of the Danville FD and CALEX responded to the scene.

SGT Lyle Decker

Vermont State Police

Troop A

St. Johnsbury Barracks

at 3/15/2021 08:55:00 AM
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