• Police looking for hit-and-run driver
    November 19,2012
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    Police seek hit, run driver

    HARTLAND — Police are looking for the driver of a sedan that hit and injured a New Hampshire man on Saturday morning on Route 5, according to Senior Trooper Gary Salvatore, of the Vermont State Police.

    Dean Mason, of Meredith, N.H., suffered head injuries and a compound fracture of his femur after the crash, which Salvatore said happened around 2 a.m. on Saturday on U.S. Route 5 at the Interstate 91 off-ramp in Hartland.

    When police reached the scene, members of the Hartland Fire Department told them that Mason had already been taken to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center for treatment.

    The first emergency responder on the scene was Constable Wesley Henning of the town of Barnard. He told troopers that Mason said he ran out of fuel in his Dodge 3500 truck and had to pull off to the side of Route 5.

    Henning said Mason was attempting to add fuel to his truck when a vehicle sideswiped him and drove away without stopping to help him.

    Troopers made contact with Mason at Dartmouth Hitchcock and he told them about running out of gas and pulling off to the side of road.

    Mason said he was able to get a ride to Mike’s Mobil Station down the road and fill up a small container of gas. After he returned to his truck and while he was pouring the gas in the tank, a sedan “squared up to him” and accelerated towards him, he told police.

    Mason said he attempted to jump into the bed of his truck but the sedan struck him, sending him flying through the air. According to Mason, the sedan never even hit its brakes as it drove off.

    Salvatore said Mason described the sedan as a black, mid-sized car and said it might have been made by Honda or Nissan. The sedan is believed to have damage to its front windshield, hood and passenger window.

    According to the press release, Mason’s injuries were “significant.”

    Vermont State Police are looking for any help in locating the vehicle that struck Mason. Salvatore encouraged the driver of the sedan to surrender to police immediately as the driver is facing possible criminal charges.

    Anyone with information regarding this incident should report it immediately to the Vermont State Police at the Royalton barracks by calling 234-9933.

    Police look into littering

    RANDOLPH — Residents of Sunset Hill Road are complaining that someone is throwing trash on the road several times a week, according to the Vermont State Police.

    In a press release, police said they were told the trash includes coffee cups, scratch-off tickets, packs of cigarettes and soda cans.

    If anybody has any information about the litterer or litterers on Sunset Hill Road in Randolph, they are asked to call Trooper Mark Harvey of the Vermont State Police at the Royalton barracks at 234-9933.

    —Staff reports
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