Man remains in critical condition following Thursday's crashStaff Report | April 11,2014A West Rutland man remains in critical condition a day after his truck collided with the rear of an empty school bus on Route 3 in Rutland Town.
A spokeswoman at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., said at 12:30 p.m. today that Nathan Whitehorne, 41, remains hospitalized and in critical condition.
Whitehorne was one of two people injured in a crash that occured at 8:40 a.m. Thursday on Route 3 just south of the intersection with East Proctor Road.
Whitehorne was trapped in the truck for about an hour while firefighters from Rutland Town worked to free him from the wreckage of his 2013 Toyota Tacoma.
No children were on the damaged school bus, but police said driver Kimberly Baird, 52, was taken to RRMC for minor injuries. She was treated and later released.
Whitehorne’s truck was also carrying three dogs; two in carriers in the back of the truck and one in the cab. Two of the dogs were injured and taken to a veterinarian clinic where state police Trooper Erin Hodges said Friday they were recovering.
One dog escaped and ran around the accident scene while troopers tried to call it closer to attach a leash. The dog, a Belgian Malinois, eventually calmed enough for police to capture it, Hodges said.
The Rutland Town Fire Department, several state troopers, Rutland Town Police, the Rutland County Sheriff’s Department and Regional Ambulance Service responded to the scene.
Police said the crash remains under investigation and asked any witnesses to call 773-9101.MORE IN This Just In
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