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Richard Martin - Motor Vehicle Accident



Vt. State Police - 9:10 am Wed Jul 16th, 2014

On 7/16/14 at approx. 06:08 Richard Martin was operating a 2014 Kenworth tractor trailer heading north on I91 in Springfield. The tractor trailer unit had 2 separate cargo trailers. The cargo was FedEx miscellaneous delivery packages.

The unit swerved off the right side of the highway and sideswiped a tall ledge. The unit travelled partially up the ledge and then back down. The cab sustained major damage when it struck the ground and the second trailer rolled onto its side. The operator had to be extricated by Springfield Fire and he suffered a hip injury. He was transported to the Springfield Hospital. The travel lane is closed and the truck removal and fuel clean-up is expected to last throughout the day. This is an ongoing crash scene and the cause of the crash is under investigation.
Trooper Paul Dean
1987 Rockingham Rd.
Chester, VT 05143
(802)875-2112
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MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH
CASE#: 14D102155
TROOPER: Paul Dean
STATION: Rockingham
CONTACT#: 802-875-2112
DATE/TIME: 7/16/14 at 06:08
LOCATION: Interstate 91 at mile marker 40 north, Springfield
VEHICLE #1
OPERATOR: Richard Martin
AGE:50
SEAT BELT? Y
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Hardwick, VT
DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE: 2014 Kenworth Tractor Trailer Unit
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE: Total
INJURIES
V # / NAME / CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE / AGE / SEAT BELT? / NATURE OF INJURY
Richard Martin, Hardwick, VT, 50, Seatbelt worn, Hip injury
HOSPITAL: Springfield
WEATHER: Rain
ROAD COND: Wet

Relevant Address(es):
Hardwick, VT 05843 (Set as Local)
Chester, VT 05143 (Set as Local)
Springfield, VT 05156 (Set as Local)
North Springfield, VT 05150 (Set as Local)
Rockingham, VT 05101 (Set as Local)

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