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July 15, 2016

VSP Rutland Press Release - MV Crash With Injury - East Road Tinmouth, Vermont - VSP Case # 16C103775

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

               

CASE#: 16C103775  

TROOPER: McNeil                                           

STATION: Rutland                    

CONTACT#: (802) 773-9101

 

DATE/TIME: 07/15/16 at approximately 0945 hours.

 

LOCATION: East Road in Tinmouth, Vermont.  

 

VEHICLE:

OPERATOR: Mitsuko Jedlicka    

AGE: 83

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Danby, Vermont   

 

DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE: 2013 Toyota Rav 4   

 

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE: Undercarriage; front bumper / hood / driver’s and passenger’s side quarter panels. 

 

INJURIES: Mitsuko Jedlicka was transported to the Rutland Regional Medical Center by Wallingford Rescue with a suspected back injury.  

 

WEATHER: Clear  

 

ROAD COND:  Clear

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

On the above date and time, members of the Tinmouth, Wallingford and Clarendon Fire Departments, as well as the Wallingford Rescue Squad responded to East Road in the Town of Tinmouth, Vermont for a report of a single vehicle crash with injuries and entrapment.   

 

Investigation at the scene found that 83 year old Mitsuko Jedlicka of Danby, Vermont was driving south on East Road when she advised she had an adverse reaction to recently issued medication.  Her vehicle went off the road striking several trees and a large boulder.  Due to the nature of the crash, Mitsuko was unable to get out of her vehicle under her own power.  Members of the above fire department and rescue squads assisted with getting her out of car.  Jedlicka was wearing a lap and shoulder belt during the impact.

 

Mitsuko was transported to the hospital and treated for a back injury.  Her vehicle was totaled and had to be removed from atop a large boulder by McLellan’s Auto of Danby, Vermont.

 

The State Police would like to thank a neighbor, Rodney Ewing, who lives adjacent to the crash site for his assistance.  Ewing heard Jedlicka honk her vehicle’s horn causing him to locate the crash site which was not visible from the road.  Ewing also safely cut a path through thick vegetation to the crash that allowed first responders access prior to their arrival. 

 

The crash remains under investigation.

 

COURT ACTION: Pending Investigation