Archive for July 22nd, 2012

Welcome to Vermont: Bear Crossing Interstate Causes Pile-Up

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE
PRESS RELEASE
MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH
CASE#: 12D202016

TROOPER: Hashim

STATION: Brattleboro CONTACT#:802-254-2382

DATE/TIME: 07/21/2012, approximately 11:00pm.
LOCATION (specific): I-91 northbound, mile marker 4.6
WEATHER: Clear, darkness.
ROAD COND: Dry.

SUMMARY OF CRASH: On 07/21/2012, at approximately 11:00pm, members of the Vermont State Police and Vernon Police Department responded to a five car motor vehicle crash which occurred on the interstate near the Welcome Center. According to the numerous witnesses and operators at the scene, a black bear was crossing the interstate and was struck by a vehicle. Subsequently, four more vehicles hit the bear carcass; all five vehicles sustained significant damage. All operators and passengers were wearing seatbelts. No injuries were reported.

The Vermont State Police would like to stress to motor vehicle operators to drive with due regard on Vermont’s roadways. Vermont prides itself on being one of the most rural states in America; however, with this benefit comes the fact that Vermont’s wildlife can pose a risk to motor vehicle operators. While operating a motor vehicle it is important to always drive the speed limit, always wear your seatbelt, and focus on the roadway ahead.

State of Vermont | Vermont Department of Public Safety