Jun 21, 2015 12:02 PM
NH man's car flips in crash after he brakes for deer
The Associated Press
THETFORD, Vt. (AP) — Vermont state police say two people were injured when one car slowed to avoid hitting a deer and was rear-ended by a car behind him.
It was the fourth deer-related accident reported by Vermont state police in a three-day period.
Police say 54-year-old Robert Savell of Orford slowed to about 30 m.p.h. on Interstate 91 in Thetford Saturday afternoon to avoid a deer crossing the highway.
He was rear-ended by a car driven by 25-year-old Stephen Sturtevant of Hartland, Vermont. Savell's car was forced off the highway into an embankment and overturned. Police say distracted driving by Sturtevant caused the accident.
A woman in Sturtevant's car and a 15-year-old boy in Savell's car were transported to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center for treatment.
Police say both vehicles were totaled.