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September 25, 2016

Press release-minor injury ATV CRASH, Town: Whitingham, Case #:16D002112

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#:16D002112                                                           

TROOPER: Hudon

STATION: Westminster                                                

CONTACT#: (802)722-4600

 

DATE/TIME: September 25, 2016 at approximately 3:15 P.M.

STREET: Faulkner Road

TOWN: Whitingham

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: Chase Hill Road

WEATHER: clear, approximately 60 degrees        

ROAD CONDITIONS: clear, gravel

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Alissa Walkowiak

AGE: 15    

SEAT BELT? N/A

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Whitingham, VT

 

Passenger: Morgan Janovsky

Age: 16

Seat Belt: N/A

City, State of residence: Wilmington, VT

 

VEHICLE YEAR: unknown

VEHICLE MAKE: Honda

VEHICLE MODEL: four wheeler

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1:right front tire

INJURIES: Walkowiak-minor abdominal injury

                     Janovsky- minor head injury

HOSPITAL: Southwestern VT Medical Center- Bennington

 

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH: On September 25, 2016, at approximately 3:15 P.M. Vermont State Police responded to an ATV crash at the intersection of Chase Hill Road and Faulkner Road in Whitingham. Upon arrival, both passengers had been transported by Deerfield Valley Rescue to Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SWVMC) in Bennington for non-life-threatening injuries. The operator of the Honda ATV, Alissa Walkowiak, 15, of Whitingham was travelling west on Chase Hill Road and was unable to stop at the intersection with Faulkner Road. The ATV travelled across Faulkner Road and struck a culvert. As a result of striking the culvert, Walkowiak struck a part of the ATV causing an abdominal injury. Walkowiak's passenger, Morgan Janovsky, 16, of Wilmington, who was seated behind Walkowiak was ejected from the ATV and struck a large rock near the scene causing a head injury. Both Walkowiak and Janovsky were wearing helmets. The Wilmington Police Department, Whitingham Fire Department and Deerfield Valley Rescue all assisted at the scene. Both Walkowiak and Janovsky were treated and released at SWVMC.

 

Vermont Civil Violation Complaints: 3050894 T23 VSA 3502

                                                                        3050895 T23 VSA 3506

COURT ACTION: No

 

Trooper Jeff Hudon

Vermont State Police

Westminster Barracks

Mailing: 1330 Westminster Heights Rd, Putney, VT. 05346

Phone: (802)722-4600

Fax: (802)722-4691

Email: Jeff.Hudon@vermont.gov

 

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