Monday June 17, 2013

Police: Medical emergency causes rollover

READSBORO -- State Police responded to a single vehicle rollover on Main Street in Readsboro after the vehicle’s operator suffered a medical emergency.

In a written release authorities said Wilfred Rondeau, 88, of Readsboro, was transported to North Adams (Mass.) Regional Hospital where he was being treated for a possible fractured vertebrae. Police responded to the scene Sunday at approximately 9:12 a.m., after Rondeau’s vehicle, a 2010 Hyundai Accent, collided with a telephone pole guide wire causing the car to roll over onto its roof.

Members of the Readsboro fire department, Vermont State Police, Bennington County Sheriff’s Department, and Whitingham Ambulance Service assisted with the crash.

Main Street near Tunnel Street was closed to a single lane of traffic for approximately one hour. Police labeled the cause of the crash medically related and said no improper driver action was noted.

-- Zeke Wright Motorcycle and car collide in Arlington

ARLINGTON -- A motorcycle collided with another vehicle that failed to yield the right of way while turning left in Arlington on Saturday.

The accident occurred at approximately 4:36 p.m. and resulted in the motorcycle’s operator, 44-year-old Eric Broderson, of Shaftsbury, being transported to Southwestern Vermont Medical Center with minor injuries, according to police.

State Police said witness statements and road evidence showed that the operator of a 2007 Toyota Camry, Howard Guber, 75, of Kennesaw, Ga., was traveling north on Vermont Route 7A when he attempted to make a left turn in front of Broderson.

Broderson attempted to stop but was unable to and lost control of the motorcycle, a 2009 KMT, which slid into the rear passenger side of Guber’s vehicle as Broderson hit the pavement.

-- Zeke Wright