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Car slides into Amtrack train

On Jan. 6 Vermont State Police, Hartford Police, and Hartford Fire were dispatched to Sharhart Road at the RR Crossing by Wood Lane for a car vs train accident at approximately 11:30 a.m.  Hartford Police and Hartford fire arrived to find the operator, Thomas Hunt age 73 from White River Junction, out of his vehicle.  Hunt explained that he attempted to stop for the oncoming train however he slid onto the tracks due to snow-covered road conditions. Hunt's vehicle, a 2010 Blue Hyundai Accent GLS, was struck on the passenger rear. Hunt's car was thrown approximately 50 feet and came to rest against a tree down a steep embankment. The car suffered extensive passenger side and rear damage.

Hunt was transported to DHMC in Hanover by Hartford Rescue after complaining of back pain.

Investigation on scene revealed that Hunt failed to stop at a posted stop sign on the east side of the railroad tracks. Hunt was admitted to DHMC with unspecified injuries.  This accident remains under investigation by VSP at the time this was submitted.