STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE
MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH
CONTACT#: (802) 773-9101
DATE/TIME: 04/01/2016 at approximately 1113 hours.
LOCATION: Northham Road at Crown Point Road in the Town of Shrewsbury, Vermont.
OPERATOR: Merrill G. Clark
SEAT BELT? Y
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Rutland Town, VT
DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE: 2016 Subaru Forrester
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE: Significant hood, bumper, engine compartment, driver’s and passenger’s side quarter panels.
Operator # 1 – Transported to RRMC by Regional Ambulance Service for chest, rib and lower leg injuries.
WEATHER: Overcast / Light Rain
ROAD COND: Clear / Wet
SUMMARY OF CRASH:
On the above date and time, members of the Shrewsbury Fire Department, Regional Ambulance Service and Vermont State Police responded to the area of Northam Road in the Town of Shrewsbury, Vermont for a report of a single vehicle crash.
Investigation at the scene 94 year old Merrill Clark of Rutland Town, Vermont, was driving his 2016 Subaru Forrester north on Northam Road in the Town of Shrewsbury, Vermont, when he advised he swerved to avoid a deer in the roadway. Merrill advised he may have pressed the gas pedal instead of the brake as he went off the roadway and into a tree causing significant contact damage on his vehicle.
Clark was wearing a lap and shoulder belt during the crash, combined with airbags that activated during the impact. Clark was transported to RRMC by RAS for chest, rib and lower leg injuries.
Clark’s vehicle was removed by Bruno’s Towing of Rutland, Vermont.
The crash remains under investigation.
COURT ACTION: None