Whitingham Auto Accident Leaves Passenger in Critical Condition

A Whitingham auto accident involving a single vehicle leaves a teenager in critical condition after the car he was riding in ran off the road and slammed into two trees and a concrete culvert. The incident took place on Tuesday afternoon, December 14, 2010, along Route 100.

According to police, a car driven by a 17-year-old Wilmington female ran off Route 100 between South Ryder Pond Road and Birdville Road. There were three other passengers in the car at the time of the accident.

One of the victims, a 17-year-old Wilmington male, was taken to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire, where he was listed in critical condition with severe head injuries. The two other passengers were taken to Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington, but released later that night.

Rescue crews transported the driver, who was reported as being the only occupant wearing a seatbelt, to SVMC where she was treated for internal injuries sustained in the wreck.

The Whitingham single-vehicle auto accident is still under investigation by local authorities. Police have yet to determine how fast the driver was going when her vehicle left the roadway.

This is an unfortunate incident and we wish all the victims a speedy recovery during this difficult time.


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