Police: man saved by seat beltApril 03,2013Police: man saved by seat belt
HARTFORD — A New Hampshire firefighter is being recognized by the Vermont State Police with its “Saved by the Belt” award after he survived a head-on crash in Interstate 89 that killed three people in the other vehicle.
Vermont State Police Traffic Safety Commander Lt. Michael Macarilla presented the award Monday in Hartford to John Hill, of the Hooksett, N.H., fire department.
Macarilla says that by properly wearing his seat belt, Hill avoided serious injury or death.
Hill was off duty during the May 7, 2012, crash. He was headed south when a northbound vehicle crossed the median and hit him.
Hill suffered a broken arm, chest and leg injuries, but he returned to full duty at the fire department within six month of the crash.MORE IN This Just InTODAY'S WEATHER MINUTE: Researchers studying bones of long extinct gigantic cattle, the aurochs, recovered from a bog in Amesbury, Wiltshire, and tools used to kill and butcher them,declare that place the oldest human settlement in Britain. 0Rutland Herald content editor Rich Alcott shares local weather information and easily digestible... Full StoryWhen she saw a job listing in Vermont, Abby Noland did what a librarian does. Full Story
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