9/23/21 Motor Vehicle Crash on Rockingham Road in Rockingham, Vermont
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9/23/21 Motor Vehicle Crash on Rockingham Road in Rockingham, Vermont

by | Sep 27, 2021 | Firm News |

September 23, 2021
Westminster Barracks / Motor Vehicle Crash
STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

NEWS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

CASE#: 21B104027

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Corporal Gary T. Salvatore

STATION: Westminster Barracks

CONTACT#: (802)722-4600

DATE/TIME: September 15, 2021 at 1950 hours

STREET: Rockingham Road

TOWN: Rockingham

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: Joy Wah Restaurant

WEATHER: Severe Rainstorm

ROAD CONDITIONS: Wet

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Caleb Adams

AGE: 23

SEAT BELT? No

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Springfield, Vermont

VEHICLE YEAR: 2017

VEHICLE MAKE: Hyundai

VEHICLE MODEL: Elantra

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Totaled

INJURIES: Non-life threatening

HOSPITAL: D.H.M.C.

VEHICLE #2

OPERATOR: Frederick Bennett

AGE: 58

SEAT BELT? Yes

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Rockingham, Vermont

VEHICLE YEAR: 2007

VEHICLE MAKE: Toyota

VEHICLE MODEL: Corolla

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #2: Totaled

INJURIES: Non-life threatening

HOSPITAL: D.H.M.C.

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

On this date and time, Vermont State Police responded to a two-car motor vehicle crash with entrapment on Rockingham Road in the Town of Rockingham (Windham County), Vermont.

Vermont State Police arrived on the scene and observed two motor vehicles in the middle of Rockingham Road. The first vehicle observed was a blue 2017 Hyundai Elantra, and it was in the northbound lane facing south. The second vehicle observed was a silver 2007 Toyota Corolla, and it was in the northbound lane facing north. Both vehicles appeared to have come to a position of uncontrolled rest in the middle of the roadway after a head-on collision.

Investigation revealed that Operator #1(Adams) drove left of the double yellow center line on Rockingham Road, causing a head-on collision with Operator #2(Bennett). Both operators were transported from the crash scene to local area hospitals before being sent to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center to treat their injuries.

Vermont State Police concluded that Operator #1(Adams) was at fault for the crash. He was issued a ticket for violating Title 23 Vermont Statute Annotated 1031, Failure to Drive to the Right.

*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.

Corporal Gary T. Salvatore

Troop “B” Westminster Barracks

1330 Westminster Heights Road

Putney, Vermont 05346

(802)722-4600

[email protected]

at 9/23/2021 08:49:00 AM
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