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November 2, 2016

Press Release/Vermont State Police (Rutland)/Motor Vehicle Crash in Rutland Town (16C106181)

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#: 16C106181                                                          

TROOPER: Rider               

STATION: Rutland                                           

CONTACT#: (802)773-9101

 

DATE/TIME: 11/02/16 at approximately 1639 hours

STREET: U.S. Route 4

TOWN: Rutland Town

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: Gleason Road

INTERSTATE MILE MARKER: N/A

WEATHER: Clear              

ROAD CONDITIONS: Dry

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: George Simpson

AGE: 63    

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Pittsfield, Vermont

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2005

VEHICLE MAKE: Honda

VEHICLE MODEL: CRV

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Impact damage to passenger side front quadrant and entire driver's side

INJURIES: none reported at scene

HOSPITAL: N/A

 

VEHICLE #2

OPERATOR: Arthur Oken

AGE: 82     

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Rutland, Vermont

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2005

VEHICLE MAKE: Honda

VEHICLE MODEL: CRV

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #2: Impact damage to driver's side rear quadrant

INJURIES: none reported at scene

HOSPITAL: N/A

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

 

On 11/02/16 at approximately 1639 hours, George Simpson was traveling westbound, in the outside passing lane of U.S. Route 4 in the Town of Rutland in his 2005 Honda CRV.  Simpson advised he had a coughing fit that caused him to lose sight of the roadway and drift into the inside travel lane where he struck the 2005 Honda CRV, operated by Arthur Oken.  After striking Oken, Simpson's vehicle rolled onto the driver's side and came to a stop in the middle of U.S. Route 4.  Oken and Simpson were found to be wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash and were not reporting any injuries.  Troopers were assisted on scene by members of the Rutland Town Fire Department and Regional Ambulance Service.   

 

 

 

PBT%: N/A

Vermont Civil Violation Complaint: None

LODGED - LOCATION: N/A          

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: N

COURT ACTION: N

COURT: N/A

COURT DATE/TIME: N/A              

 

 

 

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