Burlington Car Accident Leaves University of Vermont Student Seriously

A Burlington car accident leaves a University of Vermont student in serious condition after he is struck by a car while attempting to cross the street. The incident took place at approximately 8:00 PM on Thursday evening, April 1, 2010, on Main Street near University Heights.

According to Burlington Police Lt. Jennifer Morrison, the victim was struck by a car while crossing Main Street. The victim has been identified as Charles C. Reynolds, 19, a freshman at the University of Vermont.

Rescue crews transported Reynolds to Fletcher Allen Health Care where he was treated for injuries sustained in the pedestrian accident. He was listed in serious condition.

The driver has been identified as Walter Promnitz, 18, of New Jersey. He was not injured.

Morrison reported that Reynolds was in the crosswalk; however, he did not have the right of way when he was struck. The light was green giving cars traveling along Main Street the right of way. Morrison also said that Reynolds was wearing dark-colored clothes at the time.

The Burlington pedestrian accident is still under investigation by local authorities. However, police have indicated that they do not intend to file charges against Promnitz.

This is an unfortunate accident and we wish Mr. Reynolds a speedy recovery.


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