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July 28, 2016

VT State Police/Rutland-MV Crash-July 27, 2016- US Route 4 E, Mendon, VT

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

               

CASE#: 16C1024034

TROOPER: Dambrackas

STATION: Rutland Barracks

CONTACT#: (802) 773-9101

 

DATE/TIME: 07/27/2016 at 1951 hours

LOCATION: US Route 4 E, Mendon, VT.

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Nabila Altahan, age 30, of Dorchester, MA

                                                                               

DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE: 2004 Toyota Corolla

 

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE: Undercarriage and rear-end damage

 

INJURIES

None

 

HOSPITAL: N/A

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

Rutland Barracks

124 State Place

Rutland, VT 05701