Woman accused of hit-and-run on truckFebruary 15,2014Woman accused
BENNINGTON — A North Bennington woman was charged Monday with a misdemeanor count of leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in property damage, after police said they cited her Jan. 24 because the man driving the truck she allegedly hit called police and stayed on the phone with them until they caught up to her.
Liza LaFountain, 43, of North Bennington, pleaded innocent Monday in Bennington criminal court to the charge. She was released without bail.
In an affidavit, police said they got a call Jan 24 around 8:35 a.m. from a man who said his truck had been hit by a van while he was driving in North Bennington. The man said the crash took place near the intersection of Main and Bank streets after the woman driving the van went through a stop sign without stopping and hit his truck.
The man said the woman driving the van didn’t stop so he followed her. He stayed on the phone with police until they were able to stop her.
LaFountain told police she felt a “bump” but didn’t know what it was. She said she hadn’t stopped because she was taking her son, who was in the van with her, to school.
Police said LaFountain, who has no criminal record in Vermont, also told them the crash took place in a challenging spot for her because the sun was in her eyes and frost was partially obscuring the windshield.MORE IN This Just InThe cameras appearing atop some city intersections are a new trigger system for the traffic signals. Full Story
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