Glastonbury Car Accident Leaves Woman Injured

A Glastonbury car accident involving a single vehicle leaves a local woman injured after she loses control of her car and slides off an icy roadway. The incident took place on Saturday evening, January 15, 2010, along U.S. 7.

According to a police statement, a woman was traveling northbound on U.S. 7 in her 2004 Honda CRV when she slowed down as she approached a sheriff’s deputy. The deputy was directing vehicles already pulled to the side of the road. She lost control of her vehicle as she applied the brakes and slid down an embankment. The car flipped over on its roof and left the driver trapped inside the vehicle.

The driver has been identified as Graciela Aguilar, 53, of Manchester. Crews from the Arlington Rescue Squad transported Ms. Aguilar to Southwestern Vermont Medical Center where she was treated for minor back and neck pain.

Sgt. Brian Turner was first to come to the aid of Ms. Aguilar. He was required to use his collapsible metal baton to break the car’s window and climb into the vehicle to assist Ms. Aguilar.

The Glastonbury accident is still under investigation by local authorities.

This is an unfortunate incident and we wish Ms. Aguilar a speedy recovery during this difficult time.

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