Guilford runner struck by truck, seriously hurt

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GUILFORD — A local registered nurse and folk singer is in serious condition after being struck by a vehicle during an early morning run on Route 5 Wednesday morning.

According to a press release from the Vermont State Police, at just past 6 a.m., Sharon Levenson, 60, of Guilford, was running west on the eastbound shoulder of the roadway when she was struck by the mirror on the passenger side of a truck being driven by Kevin Jay, 32, also of Guilford.

Troopers with the Vermont State Police, members of the Guilford Fire Department, Rescue Inc., and a member of Vermont DMV Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit responded to the scene.

After Jay's vehicle struck Levenson, he immediately turned around, called 911 and provided aid to Levenson, stated the press release.

It was dark at the time of the crash, but Levenson was wearing a reflective safety vest, reflective running shoes along with a steady stream white light on her left hip and a flashing red strobe on her right hip, stated the press release.

Levenson sustained a broken right arm, a broken rib, a collapsed lung, a shattered scapula and multiple lacerations requiring sutures and was initially treated at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital before being transported to Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Mass.

Anyone who may have been a witness to this crash is urged to call VSP Westminster at 802-722-4600.

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