Albert J. Marro / Staff Photo Vermont State POlice and Rutland City firemen responded to a single vehicle accident on Sherwood Drive in Mendon Tuesday moring. The firefighters had to use several tools to pry apart the pick-up truck extract the man from his vehicle. Firefighter Michael delehenty, right, begins picking up the truck pieces. 12/10/13MENDON — A Maine man was taken to a New Hampshire hospital with serious injuries Tuesday following a crash on Sherwood Drive in Mendon.
Noah Taylor, 33, of Portland, Maine, was listed in serious condition after he was taken by ambulance to Rutland Regional Medical Center shortly after the crash Tuesday morning. He was transported early in the afternoon to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center where a spokeswoman said Tuesday night she couldn’t release any information about his condition.
Vermont State Police Trooper Blake Cushing said Taylor suffered a fractured skull in the crash and internal bleeding of the brain.
Taylor was found inside his wrecked 1998 Toyota Tacoma by another motorist who came upon the scene at about 11:30 a.m. There were no witnesses to the crash, police said.
“I saw he was breathing and ran to the closest house and told them to call 911,” said Jacob Galvin, who was returning to a home on the dead-end street off Meadowlake Drive. “I tried to ask him his name, but he wasn’t conscious. I just tried to keep him still and his neck braced.”
Rescuers who arrived at the scene soon after had to cut Taylor free of the wreck before they could administer to his wounds. Rutland City Deputy Fire Chief Fran Robillard said crews had to cut through the roof and a door to pull Taylor from the vehicle.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation although Cushing said speed was a factor on the steep rural road where the speed limit is 25 mph.
Cushing said Taylor’s truck crossed into the oncoming lane while round a tight curve in the road and crashed into a tree.
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