Hit and Run Driver Sentenced in Vermont Accident

Though any accident alters lives forever, a hit and run has larger and more serious repercussions.

Adam Desjardin of Vergennes, VT pleaded guilty to pulling in front of a bicyclist and leaving her critically injured in the street. The victim, Rose Long of Sutton, was a University of Vermont student and a member of their cycling team.

Long suffered massive facial injuries and has been through multiple reconstructive surgeries. The cost of surgeries so far exceeds $500,000.

On Friday Long told the driver that his actions changed her life forever. Desjardin was sentenced to three years in prison but asked to serve his term in a state work camp. The judge denied his request.

If you have been injured in a bicycle, car or motorcycle accident please contact your Vermont personal injury attorney at Van Dorn & Curtiss today for a free consultation.


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