Sleeping woman breaks legs in Cavendish crashFebruary 05,2014CAVENDISH — A 20-year-old Springfield woman received serious injuries early Tuesday morning after she fell asleep in her car and proceeded to hit a tree.
Brandi Pelkey called 911 shortly after 4 a.m. to report her vehicle had crashed into a tree on Depot Street, Vermont State Police Trooper Nicholas Arlington reported.
Responders needed more than an hour to extract the driver. Pelkey, who wasn’t wearing a seat belt, broke her legs and received severe lower body injuries, although authorities deemed none life-threatening. She was taken by helicopter to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H.
Her 1996 Geo Prizm received heavy front-end damage and was destroyed.
Investigation revealed that Pelkey was traveling south on Route 103 when she fell asleep, Arlington said. Her vehicle left the roads, traveled down a slight embankment and struck the tree.MORE IN This Just InMayor Christopher Louras endorsed Rutland County State's Attorney candidate Rose Kennedy Monday. Full StoryCaramelized leeks bring flavor to mashed to potatoes. Full Story
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