Rockingham Truck Accident Leaves One Injured
A Rockingham truck accident involving a Jeep leaves one injured after the two vehicles collide in an early morning accident. The incident took place at approximately 6:00 AM on Monday morning, October 11, 2010, along Route 5.
According to Vermont State Police Trooper Paul Dean, a Jeep Cherokee traveling northbound on Route 5 collided with a semi truck that was exiting the Interstate 91 ramp at Exit 6. When rescue crews arrived on the scene they discovered the Jeep completely under the truck.
The unidentified driver of the Jeep had to be cut out of the vehicle. He was transported via helicopter to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon. His injuries were described as life-threatening.
The truck driver was also taken to the hospital. The extent of his injuries was not immediately made available. He was driving a Webster Trucking vehicle carrying food when the accident took place.
Emergency crews had to close a section of Route 5 and the interstate off-ramp while they cleaned-up the accident scene and investigated the crash.
The Rockingham accident is still under investigation by local authorities. The cause of the accident was not immediately made known.
This is an unfortunate incident and we wish both victims a speedy recovery during this difficult time.