April 25, 2017

Woman injured in two-car traffic accident

An accident Monday morning on Vermont Route 2A sent a woman to the hospital with undisclosed injuries.

Police said Doris Farnsworth, 81, of Essex was making a left turn at the intersection of Route 2A and Marshall Avenue at 10:49 a.m. when her vehicle was struck by a northbound vehicle operated by Melissa Jenkins, 38, of Waterbury.

Neither operator sustained injuries, but a female passenger in Farnsworth’s vehicle was extricated and transported to Fletcher Allen Health Care, according police. The female was not wearing a seatbelt. The nature of her injuries was not known.

The accident remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to the contact the Williston Police Department at 878-6611.

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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