Vermont State Police Log: Brandon man hurt in Route 7 accident

ADDISON COUNTY — A Brandon man on Monday night was rushed to the hospital with head injuries he sustained when the car he was driving was struck by a tractor-trailer on Route 7 in Leicester.
Vermont State Police Trooper Joseph Szarejko reported that at a little before 10 p.m. that night Andrew Mitchell, 33, of Brandon was driving a passenger car eastbound on the Leicester-Whiting Road, and he attempted to travel across Route 7 to Fern Lake Road. A tractor-trailer driven by Canadian Pierre Boulais, 50, was northbound on Route 7, and it collided with Mitchell’s vehicle, totaling it.
Mitchell was immediately transported to the Rutland Regional Medical Center to receive treatment for his head trauma, and was later transported to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Mitchell sustained multiple skull fractures and numerous cuts.
The tractor-trailer sustained minor front-end budgets.
Szarejko reported that both weather and road conditions were clear and dry.
In other recent activity, local VSP:
•On Jan. 11 at 10:52 p.m. stopped a car driven by Lucas J. Murray, 25, of Middlebury on South Street in Middlebury without its headlights on. The trooper cited Murray for driving under the influence.
•On Jan. 11 late in the evening responded to a one-car accident on Plank Road in Bristol. The trooper cited the driver, Shilo Taylor, 23, of Bristol, for negligent driving. She is due to answer the charge in Addison District Court on March 5.

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