On August 19, at approximately 9:12 p.m. troopers from the
Royalton Barracks responded to a three car motor vehicle crash at
the intersection of US Route 4 and VT Route 100 in West
Bridgewater, Vt. Members of the Bridgewater Volunteer Fire
Department, Woodstock ambulance, and Bridgewater Constable also
responded to the scene.
Investigation revealed that vehicle #2 and vehicle #3 were
stopped at a solid red traffic light heading east on Route 4.
Vehicle #1 was also traveling east on Route 4 when the
operator rear ended vehicle #2, pushing it into vehicle #3. Vehicle
#2 sustained the bulk of the damage and had to be towed from the
scene. Vehicle #1 and # 3 were operable.
It was found that the operator of vehicle #1, Walter Williams
age 45 from Fairfax Station, VA, was at fault for this crash
because he was not paying attention and applied his brakes too late
to avoid colliding with vehicle #2, operated by Damian Jarvie age
23 from Cavendish, Vt.
Amy Hanson, age 34 from Dorchester, MA was the operator of
No injuries were reported, however a 3-month-old baby who was a
passenger in vehicle #2 was transported to DHMC as a precaution by
Woodstock Ambulance. The child was properly restrained in a child
Drugs, alcohol, nor excessive speed were factors in this