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July 30, 2016

Press Release/MV Crash with Injury/Vermont State Police/16C202463

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

               

CASE#:16C202463

TROOPER: Corporal Justin Busby                                                              

STATION: New Haven                     

CONTACT#: 802-388-4919

 

DATE/TIME:07/30/16 at about 1326 hours

LOCATION: USRT 7 Waltham near the New Haven town-line.

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Bruce J. Alger

AGE:52     

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.

 

INJURIES

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                              

WEATHER: Sunny            

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