PITTSFORD - On Aug. 4, at approximately 2:50 p.m., members of
the Vermont State Police, Pittsford Fire Department, Regional
Ambulance Service and Pittsford First Response responded to a
report of a single car accident with injuries on Vt Route 3
in the Town of Pittsford, Vt. When State Police arrived on scene
both occupants were out of the vehicle. The operator was found
lying on the ground receiving medical attention and the passenger
was found standing on the side of the roadway.
An initial investigation revealed the vehicle was traveling
southbound on Vermont Route 3 when it crossed the center line of
the roadway travelled in the oncoming lane for several hundred
feet. The vehicle then went off the roadway for another approximate
100 feet striking a telephone pole with the front driver side
The operator, later identified as Kobe Pinkham age 18 from
Brandon, was not wearing a seatbelt and was transported to Rutland
Regional with internal injuries and fractures. The passenger,
identified as John Thornton age 17 from Brandon, was wearing a lap
and shoulder belt and was treated at the scene for minor injuries
that included scrapes and bruises.
The vehicle, a silver 1996 Honda Civic, was a total loss. This
crash remains under investigation and it is believed speed was a
factor in the crash.
The telephone pole was severed resulting in a power loss to the
surrounding area; crews from Green Mountain Power worked quickly to