STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE
MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH
STATION: Rutland Barracks
CONTACT#: (802) 773-9101
DATE/TIME: 07/27/2016 at 1951 hours
LOCATION: US Route 4 E, Mendon, VT.
OPERATOR: Nabila Altahan, age 30, of Dorchester, MA
DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE: 2004 Toyota Corolla
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE: Undercarriage and rear-end damage
WEATHER: Clear/day light
ROAD COND: Dry, Blacktop
SUMMARY OF CRASH:
On the above date and time, Vermont State Police, Rutland City Fire Department, and Green Mountain Power, responded to US Route 4 E at the intersection of Meadow Lake Drive in Mendon for a report of a single vehicle crash in which the vehicle had become suspended in a vertical position on guide wires that were connected to a power pole.
Upon arriving on scene, the vehicle was found with its rear end into the ground, and front end suspended in the air by the guide wires. The operator of the vehicle, was identified as Nabila Altahan, age 30, of Dorchester, MA. It was determined that Altahan and her passenger were not injured in the crash.
The crash was caused due to the vehicle leaving the lane of traffic. It was determined that the operator was driving westbound on US Route 4 E, when a GPS gave sudden directions to turn around, as the vehicle had passed its intended destination. It was determined that the operator reacted quickly to said instructions, and in doing so, left the roadway at a significant enough speed to propel the vehicle up the nearby guide wires where it came to rest in a vertical position.
COURT ACTION: Civil Violations
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Vermont State Police at Rutland, 802-773-9101. Information can also be submitted anonymously online at www.vtips.info or text “CRIMES” (274637) to Keyword: VTIPS
Tpr. Jesse Dambrackas
Vermont State Police
124 State Place
Rutland, VT 05701