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Mishap at Pittsford Transfer Station

On June 30, at approximately 10:28 a.m., the Vermont State Police responded to the Pittsford Transfer Station located on Depot Hill Road in the Town of Pittsford for a Motor Vehicle/ Pedestrian Crash.

Through the investigation it was learned Winifred L. Altwater, 90 years old from Pittsford, Vt., was attempting to retrieve garbage from the rear seat of her 2007 Chrysler Sebring. However, due to the vehicle being locked she was unable to do so.  Therefore, she returned to the driver's side area of the vehicle and inadvertently put the vehicle in reverse.

As a result, the driver's side door knocked her to the ground and the front driver side tire of the vehicle drove over both of her legs.
The vehicle then continued and struck an unoccupied and parked 2006 Dodge Caravan owned by Charles M. Rivers, age 82 from Brandon, Vt., causing damage.

The Rutland Ambulance Service, Pittsford Fire Department, and Pittsford First Response units responded and provided the necessary and appropriate medical assistance. Altwater was then transported to the Rutland Regional Medical Center where she underwent emergency surgery for unknown injuries sustained to her legs.

Altwater's vehicle suffered minor damage to the right rear quarter panel of the vehicle. Rivers's vehicle also suffered minor damage to the front driver's side fender of the vehicle.

No civil or criminal action will be taken.

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