STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE
MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH
TROOPER: Corporal Justin Busby
STATION: New Haven
DATE/TIME:07/30/16 at about 1326 hours
LOCATION: USRT 7 Waltham near the New Haven town-line.
OPERATOR: Bruce J. Alger
SEAT BELT? Y
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Colchester, VT
DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE: 2001 Kenworth dump-truck
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE:
Significant damage to entire truck to include front end damage, as well as
undercarriage and driver's side damage.
V # / NAME / CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE / AGE / SEAT BELT? / NATURE OF INJURY
1 Bruce Alger Colchester, VT 52 yes Lacerations and bruises.
HOSPITAL: UVM Medical Center
ROAD COND: Dry pavement
SUMMARY OF CRASH:
On 07/30/16 at about 1326 hours, members of the Vermont State Police responded
to a reported single vehicle crash involving a dump truck on USRT 7 in Waltham.
Initial reported indicated that the dump truck had left the travel portion of USRT
7, collided with a utility pole and rolled onto its side in a field off the
southbound shoulder of the road.
Investigation on scene coupled with eye witness statements revealed that the a
2001 Kenworth dump truck (with a full load of stone) operated by Bruce Alger was
traveling north on USRT 7. While traveling north, the driver's side front tire
blew out, causing Alger to lose control of the vehicle. As a result of the tire
loss, the vehicle subsequently crossed over the southbound lane of travel and
into the soft shoulder of the road. The vehicle then collided with a utility
pole as it left the road and began to skid sideways. After colliding with the
utility pole, the dump truck entered a grass and dirt covered field where it
rolled over and came to final rest on its driver's side.
The driver (Alger) of the vehicle was assisted out of the vehicle by first
responders and witnesses. He was transported to UVM Medical Center for
treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
The Vermont State Police were assisted on scene by Vergennes Police, Vergennes
Rescue, New Haven Fire Department, and Green Mountain Power Company.
COURT ACTION: None