April 26, 2017

Fire Log (10/22/09)

Oct. 22, 2009

 

Car accidents

· On Oct. 8, fire crews responded to a one-car accident on Interstate 89. A 2001 Dodge Dakota was driving when the vehicle’s entire front left wheel came off, according to the fire log. This caused the Dodge to lose control and come to rest on the side of the median. The right front tire was also blown out. The driver was wearing a seatbelt and had no reported injuries, according to the log. Engine 3 and Hazmat 1 responded with a total of six firefighters.

· Fire crews responded to a one-car rollover on Porterwood Drive on the early morning hours of Oct. 9. A vehicle had been pulling into driveways and then peeling out with the headlights turned off, according to the fire log. When police arrived, the vehicle allegedly attempted to leave the scene, with its lights still off. The driver was unable to navigate a turn and hit a culvert, which caused the vehicle to roll, according to the log.

Upon arrival, firefighters found two individuals out of the vehicle and one person still in the vehicle. Fire personnel removed the patient from the vehicle and all three individuals were transported to Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington.

All occupants were wearing seatbelts and suffered moderate injuries, according to the fire log.

Car 2, Engine 2, Engine 3 and Hazmat 1 responded with a total of nine firefighters. Ambulances responded from St. Michael’s College Rescue Service, University of Vermont Rescue and Essex Rescue.

· Fire crews responded to a one-car rollover on Butternut Road on Oct. 9. Upon arrival, firefighters found the vehicle on its roof. The driver had swerved to avoid a chipmunk and over corrected twice, resulting in the vehicle rollover, according to the log. The driver was wearing a seatbelt and had no complaints of injuries. Vehicle damage, however, was extensive.

Car 2, Engine 2, Engine 3, with a total of six firefighters responded to the scene, along with UVM Rescue.


Comments

  1. youngvt says:

    I am writing in response to Mr. Hoxworth’s article on transportation costs for the poor in Vermont. I would like to suggest further research on this topic before we simply just give another handout or tax credit. The poor, may, have a higher disproportionate burden on their transportation costs than the wealthier residents of Vermont; however, they also have a lower disproportionate burden on taxes and housing. Pick your evil.
    We can simply just give every poor Vermonter an energy efficient car, gas card, free tuition, renter’s rebate, etc.…but the only way out of poverty is through the combination of education, hard work, and discipline. Education and degrees are not handed out or purchased; a person has to EARN them. This seems to be the only way out of poverty—sorry, there are no shortcuts.
    If we continue this trend of enabling, our entire state will be a welfare state.

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