Se­nior Es­capes Se­ri­ous In­jury in Car Ac­ci­dent

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Made­line Mul­hol­land Georgeville

Traf­fic on a por­tion of route 143, be­tween Stanstead and Ayer`s Cliff, is cur­rently be­ing de­toured to cir­cum­vent a con­struc­tion site where a large crane is sit­u­ated in the road. The de­tour sends traf­fic over dirt roads, and it is at a T-in­ter­sec­tion that a se­nior wo­man was for­tu­nate to es­cape se­ri­ous in­jury as her car went head­long into a four foot deep ditch.

An SQ of­fi­cer at the site claims the vic­tim was an el­derly wo­man who was un­fa­mil­iar with the lo­cal roads and did not fore- see the T-in­ter­sec­tion as she came over a hill. The of­fi­cer went on to say that speed did not play a fac­tor, and likely this is why the vic­tim es­caped more se­ri­ous in­jury. The wind­shield on the pas­sen­ger side was shat­tered by a de­ployed airbag, and the driver es­caped vir­tu­ally un­harmed.

A tow truck had to go into the field to re­move the car from the ditch. The front end of the car was badly dam­aged, ne­ces­si­tat­ing a flatbed tow truck to re­move the car from the scene.

Photo Made­line Mul­hol­land

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