Police Reports

Teenage drivers survive mishaps with deer, hydroplaning, speeding

A 19-year-old Huntington, NY driver suffered minor seat belt injuries in an early Monday AM accident in Bennington County involving a deer, a tree, and a field. 

The youth was driving on Sandgate Road in Sandgate when they stated a deer had jumped out in front of their vehicle. The driver swerved the car right to avoid the collision. The car hit a tree then went off the other side of the road into a field before reaching a position of uncontrolled rest,” state police say. 

The collision with the tree was powerful and caused heavy front-end damage to the vehicle. The juvenile suffered chest pain from the seatbelt holding them in place. The juvenile was transported to Southwestern Vermont Medical Center by Arlington Rescue Squad for further medical attention.

83 MPH in school zone – A 19-year-old man from Milton was cited following an incident in Georgia yesterday. Police say they were conducting speed enforcement on Route 7 near the Georgia Elementary School at around 11:50 p.m.

The speed limit on this section of Route 7 is 40 miles-per-hour. Police say they observed a vehicle traveling 83 miles-per-hour, which is 43 miles-per-hour above the posted speed limit.

The vehicle was stopped without incident and the driver was identified as Nathan Kruger. Kruger was mailed a VCVC for speed and issued a citation to appear in court for the offense of negligent operation and excessive speed.

Hydroplaning – A 17-year-old from Bennington was injured during a single-vehicle crash in Pownal on Sunday. Authorities were notified of a car reported off the road and down the embankment in the area of US 7 and Jackson Cross Road at around 1 pm.

Police say that the driver was headed north when he hydroplaned and lost control. The vehicle hit a tree and went down the embankment.

The young driver was transported to SVMC with minor injuries. Pownal Fire and Rescue were also on the scene assisting troopers.

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  1. Just like firearms, today’s teen clearly isn’t responsible enough to drive a 2000 pound weapon called a car. Better raise the driving age to 21 or so.

  2. Wait..what? Why isn’t 83 miles-per-hour in a 40mph (near a school) considered grossly negligent operation of a vehicle? he should have been arrested and spent a night in the clink. Also, if we are serious about prosecuting reckless driving by youth, how about the max fine for a 1st offence: up to 2 years in jail and/or up to $5,000 in fines?? Perhaps these violators will get the message if we are serious.