READSBORO, Vt. — A New York City man avoided injury when his Infiniti rolled over on Route 8 on Monday morning.
State Police Trooper Colin Shepley reported that Liu Chang, 31, was northbound in a 2019 Infiniti QX8 when he lost control, when off the road and struck a ledge, rolling the car onto the driver's side.
First responders were called to the scene at about 9:45 a.m. and found that all the occupants had been able to get out of the car. There had initially been a call for the Jaws of Life in case of entrapment. State Police had been advised that no one was injured prior to their arrival. The operator had been wearing a seat belt.
Readsboro Fire Department, Stamford Fire Department, Northern Berkshire (Mass.) EMS and Heartwellville Towing assisted at the scene.
Chang was issued a warning for operating too fast for conditions. He was reportedly traveling at 30 mph but the road was slushy and snow-covered and temperatures were in the single digits.
The Infiniti is considered totaled.
Connecticut Woman Injured in Readsboro Snowmobile Accident
A woman injured in snowmobile accident in Readsboro is taken to Albany Medical Center on Saturday.
READSBORO, Vt. — A 34-year-old Connecticut woman was seriously injured Saturday afternoon after losing control of her snowmobile.
Nicole Daulizio of Beacon Falls was taken by a LifeNet helicopter to Albany, N.Y., Medical Center after reportedly suffering from contusions, including head injuries, and possible internal bleeding.
State police were called to a private property on Oberdorf Road just before 4 p.m. for a report of a snowmobile crash. Acccording to a report by Trooper Benjamin Irwin of the Shaftsbury barracks, Daulizio was riding the machine when she lost control and struck a tree nose-end first. She was initially unresponsive but regained consciousness a short time later. Scanner reports indicated that she may have received CPR.
Northern Berkshire EMS of North Adams, Mass., responded to the accident along with Vermont first-responders. Daulizio was taken by ambulance to Berkshire Medical Center's emergency satellite facility in North Adams to be stabilized and then flown to Albany Medical.
The state police report does not indicate anyone else was injured in the incident but states the snowmobile appears to have been totaled.
Driver Injured in Readsboro Motorcycle Accident
READSBORO, Vt. — A New York man incurred minor injuries on Friday afternoon when he lost control of his motorcycle and it hit a retaining wall.
Michael Bolognani, 19, of Hoosick Falls, was northbound on Main Street on his 2009 Kawasaki Versys Main Street when he slid off the roadway and collided with a retaining wall, reported state Trooper Nicholas J. Cervero of the Shaftsbury barracks.
The accident occurred near the county line at about 4 p.m. The weather conditions were clear and the road paved.
Northern Berkshire Ambulance Service in North Adams, Mass., responded and Bolognani was taken to the North Adams campus of Berkshire Medical Center. Members of Readsboro Fire Department assisted at the scene.
Vermont Man Wanted for Attempted Murder
State police are seeking the whereabouts of Alfred Craven.
READSBORO, Vt. — A Readsboro man who allegedly assaulted someone with a 2x4 is wanted on charges of first-degree attempted murder and aggravated assault.
Law enforcement authorities have been unable to locate Craven since the incident was reported last Monday.
State police say Alfred Craven, 48, beat a 53-year-old Searsburg man so badly he suffered a skull and multiple facial fractures and a broken jaw.
According to Detective Sgt. James Wright, the victim walked into the Emergency Department at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington at about 7 p.m. on Sept. 4.
The victim, whose name is being witheld because of the "nature of the investigation," told state police that the incident had occured in Searsburg and that Craven had fled the scene. A warrant for Craven's arrest was issued.
Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Craven should contact state police at 802-442-5421 or local police department immediately.
Passenger Airlifted to Albany After Vermont Crash
The passenger in Thursday's accident, Jordan Belliveau, 20, died of his injuries later in the day at Albany Medical Center.
WHITINGHAM, Vt. — A single-vehicle accident seriously injured a passenger early Thursday morning on Tunnel Street, a mile north of Bosley Hill Road.
It took more than an hour for the Readsboro Fire Department to extricate the passenger of a 2007 Dodge Durango that crashed into a tree at about 2 a.m. The passenger's identity was being withheld pending notification of family.
North Adams (Mass.) Ambulance Service also responded to the scene.
The driver was identified as Patrick Belliveau, 24, of Gardner, Mass. Belliveau had fled the scene, according to Vermont State Police, and was located a short time later about 4 miles away from the accident. Upon taken into custody, he was screened for alcohol and drug impairment and his blood alcohol level was determined to be .089 percent, above the limit of .08.
The passenger was air lifted by medical helicopter from the scene to Albany (N.Y.) Medical Center and is listed in critical condition. The individual suffered multiple compound fractures, internal injuries, head injuries.
Belliveau, who is charged with gross negligent operation (serious bodily injury) and leaving the scene of a crash with serious bodily injury, was treated for a fractured arm at Southwest Vermont Medical Center in Bennington. Belliveau may also be charged with driving under the influence pending the results of evidentiary tests.
The Durango was considered totaled with front end, undercarriage, passenger side damage.
Tunnel Street was closed to traffic for approximately three hours while the crash was investigated. North Adams
Anyone with information related to this crash should contact the Vermont State Police at 802-442-5421.
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