Vermont Car Accident Injures State Senator

A Vermont car accident involving a state senator leaves him with injuries after his car collides with a moose. The incident took place on Monday evening, March 29, 2010, along Route 12.

According to reports, Vermont Senator Bill Doyle, 83, of Montpelier, was heading home along Route 12 near the Elmore/Worcester town line when the car he was a passenger in struck a moose. Doyle was treated at Copley Hospital in Morrisville for injuries that required 11 stitches to his hands and face. He was discharged from the hospital at approximately 2:00 AM.

“I think I saw it for about seven-tenths of a second,” said Doyle. “I wasn’t far from the moose’s nose, because he did come through the windshield.”

It was unclear as to whether the driver of the vehicle suffered any injuries as a result of the crash with the moose. The driver has been reported as being a former student of Doyle’s.

Fortunately, Sen. Doyle was able to resume his elected duties the following morning. He was back at work by 7:30 AM.

“I’m a little bit sore but feeling fine,” said Doyle. “I’m going to answer the bell no matter what happens.”

Car accidents with large animals can be serious. We wish Sen. Doyle and his driver a speedy recovery.

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