Accident ties up traffic on Route 17 in Addison

ADDISON — A Lincoln woman sustained what Vermont State Police called “a serious leg injury” in a two-vehicle crash that shut down traffic on Route 17 in Addison for around two hours this morning, March 3.
Police said they received a call at 8:37 a.m. about the crash, involving a 1990 GM farm truck driven by Charles Potter, 70, of Fort Ann, N.Y., and a 2014 Kia Soul driven by Melissa Ruggles, 29, of Lincoln. Police determined Potter had pulled into Route 17 from Sunset Lane, in front of Ruggles. Police said Ruggles was unable to stop or avoid the collision.
Ruggles was taken to Porter Hospital for treatment of a serious leg injury, according to state police, who added her car was totaled.
Potter’s truck sustained moderate damage on the driver’s side.
Police ticketed Potter for the manner in which he entered the intersection.
Police ticketed Ruggles for driving with a suspended license.

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