Vermont State Police Log: Snowdrifts and dim lights make winter roads difficult
ADDISON COUNTY — The drivers of an ATV and a Toyota RAV4 were not injured when they two vehicles collided in the intersection of Route 116 South and Notch Road in Bristol this past Friday evening, but the passenger on the ATV was hurt, Vermont State Police reported.
Troopers responded to the crash at a few minutes before 6 p.m. on Jan. 8. Their preliminary investigation showed that Erica Emilio, 38, of Middlebury was driving a 2019 RAV4 southbound on the state highway and came upon a southbound unregistered Arctic Cat ATV occupied by an 18-year-old driver and a 17-year-old passenger reportedly traveling at a slow speed ahead of Emilio. Police alleged that the ATV was not equipped with working lights, making it impossible for Emilio to avoid crashing into its rear end.
The passenger of the ATV was transported to Porter Hospital to be treated for head lacerations and a possible concussion. No other injuries were reported.
Troopers were assisted on scene by the Bristol and Middlebury police departments, Bristol Fire Department and Bristol Rescue Squad.
Police did not release the name of the 18-year-old. They did say that a traffic ticket was pending.
In other recent activity, on Saturday, Jan. 9, at around 10:50 a.m., state police at the New Haven barracks issued a warning to the public to use caution while driving on Route 7 in Waltham near South Middlebrook Road because of drifting snow. Troopers at that time were on the scene of a motor vehicle accident and were also reporting a snowdrift in the area creating a hazardous condition.
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