Route 9 accident injures two Vermonters
According to a press release from the Keene Police Department, Douglas Clark, 66, of South Londonderry, Vt., was traveling west on Route 9 in a 2009 Toyota Corolla when he attempted to move from the travel lane to the passing lane, striking a 2010 Chevrolet van being driven by Robert Tate, 67, of Elgin, S.C., who was already in the passing lane.
The collision caused Clark's vehicle to rotate around the front of the van and into the eastbound lane, where it struck a 2015 Jeep Cherokee being driven by Judy Hogenmiller, 59, of Brattleboro, Vt.
Clark, and his passenger, Dorotheh Isaacs, 61, of the Bahamas, were both transported to Cheshire Medical Center in Keene with serious injuries. Isaacs had to be extricated from the vehicle by the Keene Fire Department with the "Jaws of Life." Clark was ultimately transported to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon via helicopter, where police report he is in stable condition. Hogenmiller was also transported to Cheshire Medical Center with apparent non-life threatening injuries. There was no mention of what injuries, if any, Tate sustained in the accident.
The case remains under investigation by the Keene Police Collision Analysis Team. Anyone who was witness to the event or has further information is encouraged to contact Lieutenant Jason Short of the Keene Police Department at 603-357-9813.
Information concerning this incident may also be provided anonymously via email at https://ci.keene.nh.us/police/crime-tips
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