2013-07-04 / Communities

Dump Truck Rolls on Rt. 125, Gravel Closes Lane for a Day

State police reported five crashes this week, including a dump truck rollover in Hancock and a hydroplaning crash on I-89.

Police said William Hewitt, 27, of Benson, was driving on Route 125 in Hancock with full load of gravel on July 1 when his Mack dump truck began to skid side­ways. The truck then rolled onto its side, striking several trees.

Troopers said Hewitt was transported to Porter Hospital in Middlebury, where he was treated and later released with minor cuts and abrasions. The truck was totaled.

The load of gravel Hewitt was transporting dumped across Route 125, bringing the road down to one lane for most of the day.

Police said the crash is still under investigation.

Hydroplaning

State police said single-vehicle crash on I-89 in Randolph at 1 p.m. on June 26 was the result of hydroplaning.

The driver, Jochim Dsa, 58, of Walpole, Mass., reported to police that his Toyota Sienna hydro­planed in the heavy rain, striking the guardrail near mile marker 28.8. Dsa and the passenger were uninjured.

Two-Car Crash

Police reported a two-vehicle crash at 10:15 p.m. on July 1 involving Abigail Hough, 28, of Randolph Center, and Matthew Hoffman, 49, of Royalton, at the intersection of Dairy Hill and Route 14 in Royalton.

Police said the initial investi­gation revealed that Hough, driv­ing a Toyota Corolla, failed to yield to Hoffman, who was north­bound in a Hyundai Accent on Route 14. Hough was transported to Dartmouth- Hitchcock Medical Center for evaluation and treat­ment of her left wrist. Both vehicles were damaged.

This crash remains under inves­State tigation. Police said alcohol and speed are not considered factors. Anyone with information is asked to call the Royalton bar­racks, 234- 9933.

Bicycle Crash

Steven Patch, 59, of Bar­n­ardsville N.C., was riding his bicycle on Blackmer Boulevard in Stockbridge at 3:45 p.m. on July 1, when he lost control and crashed on the road, police said. Patch was transported to Gifford Med­ical Center, where he was treated for multiple abrasions and a head injury.

As part of the incident report, police cautioned bicyclists to wear helmets, use hand and arm signals, and stop at all inter­sections. “Additionally, some roads are in poor condition, especially for cy­clists,” police said. “Beware of cracks and divots that may cause you to lose control and crash.

Minor Crash

On June 25, at 5:45 a.m., police said that Jane Manby, 23, of Roy­alton, was southbound on I-91 in a Toyota Corolla when she went off the road near mile marker 59.

Reportedly Manby told police she was watching the sun rise when she started to drift off the road. She overcorrected, causing her vehicle to leave the roadway completely. Manby sustained no injuries, and the car was driven from the scene with very minor damage.

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