Police News in Brief
Police: Minor injuries in Pownal crash
POWNAL -- A mother and her son from Bennington suffered only bumps and bruises in a single-vehicle crash on Route 7 Monday, which sent the car an estimated 25 feet over guardrails.
Vermont State Police responded to the crash at the Pownal and Bennington town line at around 7:30 p.m. The driver, Jessica Crawford, 29, said a malfunction with her 2002 Subaru Impreza caused her to lose control of the vehicle. Crawford told police the car went off the roadway into a culvert and then went airborne. The vehicle came to a stop behind the guardrails.
Crawford and her 10-year-old son were wearing seat belts and suffered only minor bumps and bruises, police said. They were transported to Southwestern Vermont Medical Center for precautionary reasons, police said.
The vehicle sustained significant damage to front end, and front passenger side wheel well, as well as minor damage to driver’s side.
Police said the crash is still under investigation.
Woman in serious condition after crash
SHAFTSBURY -- A Bennington woman is hospitalized and in serious condition after rolling her pickup on Route 7 Tuesday morning.
Vermont State Police said Angela Daniels, 48, was driving her 1997 Ford Ranger on the stretch of highway in Shaftsbury when she lost control and rolled the vehicle shortly before 10 a.m. Police said a medical emergency caused Daniels to lose control of the vehicle and she sustained an injury to an eye in the crash.
Daniels was transported by ambulance to Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, where a spokesman said she was in serious condition Tuesday evening.
The pickup sustained significant damage to the front, rear and passenger side.
-- Dawson Raspuzz