Man trapped when truck hits back of school bus in ProctorApril 10,2014Rob Mitchell / Staff Photo
Rutland Town Firefighters, State Police and Regional Ambulance service rescue workers prepare to extract a man from the cab of the truck he was driving when it hit the back of an empty school bus stopped at a railroad crossing.A man was injured and taken to the hospital after the truck he was driving ran into the back of an empty school bus that had stopped for a railroad crossing on Route 3 in Proctor this morning.
The man was trapped in the truck for about an hour while firefighters and rescue crews worked to cut away the truck around him and remove him from the cab. Emergency workers set up an IV bag while firefighters used a sawsall and a circular saw to cut, then peel away the roof of the truck cab. They removed the truck door, and then lifted the man out onto a stretcher.
He was taken to the hospital by Regional Ambulance Service around 9:30 a.m.
The bus driver was shooken up, but not seriously injured, according to police at the scene.
The truck was carrying three dogs; two in carriers in the back of the truck and one in the cab of the truck.
One dog escaped and ran around the accident scene while troopers tried to call it closer to attach a leash; the dog eventually ran off up the railroad tracks.
Det. Sgt. Butch Abdelnour of the Vermont State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation, coaxed one of dogs from the carrier into his car and sat with another by the side of the road, waiting for a family member to come to collect the canines. He had been in the area and responded to help out.
Rutland Town Fire Department, multiple State Police troopers, Rutland Town Police, the Rutland County Sherrif and Rutland Regional Ambulance responded to the scene.
The man's name has not been released at this time.MORE IN This Just InATHENS, Greece — With the crucial austerity referendum a day away, Greeks contemplated Saturday... Full StoryRANDOLPH — In the face of declining enrollment and financial challenges, Vermont Technical... Full Story
- Most Popular
- Most Emailed
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day 1739, 'Richard Palmer' identified in prison at York Castle as the notorious outlaw DICK TURPIN; IN 1836, Battle of the Alamo begins near San Antonio de Bexar, Texas; 1896, the Tootsie Roll invented by LEO HIRSCHFELD.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1472, Orkney, Shetland islands put up as collateral by Norway to Scotland in lieu of dowry for MARGARET OF DENMARK on her marriage with JAMES III, king of Scotland; 1962, JOHN GLENN first American to orbit Earth.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: City mayoral candidates debate campaign issues; Hartford, Conn., woman still missing; Neal Goswami reports attempts to legislate suicide; local woman loses 100 pounds through TOPS program.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1878, JOHN TUNSTALL murdered near Lincoln, New Mexico, by the outlaw JESSE EVANS; in 1930, ELM FARM OLLIE first cow to fly in aircraft, first to be milked airborne; 1955, nuke test WASP; '79, snow in Sahara.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: Rutland Herald News Editor Alan J. Keays and staff writer Gordon Dritschilo discuss stories planned for the February 18, 2015, edition of the newspaper: Winter budgets maxed, legal marijuana, Springfield bank job, USPS slowdown
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1249 AD, ANDRE of LONGJUMEAU is dispatched by LOUIS IX of France to meet the KHAGAN, ruler of the Mongol Empire; in 1804, during 1st Barbary War, STEPHEN DECATUR scuttles the pirate-held USS Philadelphia in Tripoli.