STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE
MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH
CONTACT#: (802) 334-8881
DATE/TIME: 11/29/16, 1710 hours
LOCATION: Rte 100 at Rte 105, Newport Center
OPERATOR: Roland Coderre
SEAT BELT? Y
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: W. Charleston, VT
DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE: 2008 GMC truck
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE: Left fender and front left tire damaged
OPERATOR: Karin Sousa-Racicot
SEAT BELT? Y
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: North Troy, VT
DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE: 2003 Toyota Camry
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE: Heavy front end damage, airbag deployment.
Operator 2 was driven to the hospital by POV, complaining of chest pain.
HOSPITAL: North Country
ROAD COND: Wet
SUMMARY OF CRASH:
On 11/29/16 at approximately 1715 hours, VSP-Derby Troopers were dispatched to a report of a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Rtes 105 and 100 in Newport Center. Troopers responded to find both vehicles disabled due to damage in the middle of the road. There was airbag deployment in vehicle 2, and operator 2, Sousa-Racicot, was complaining of pain.
Investigation revealed operator 1, Coderre, had failed to yield to vehicle 2 while proceeding through the stop sign at the junction of Rtes 105 and 100, and was subsequently struck in the left fender by vehicle 2, which was travelling south on Rte 105.
Operator 2 declined ambulance transport and was driven to North Country Hospital. Operator 1 was issued a ticket for failing to yield right of way. Both vehicles were towed from the scene by Rockwell’s and East Main Auto.
COURT ACTION: N