Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Debris from truck injures woman

Staff Report - Published: June 6, 2010

SOUTH BURLINGTON – Debris that fell from a tractor-trailer truck owned by a West Rutland company injured a Bristol woman on Friday afternoon, according to the Vermont State Police.

Gerald Catterall, 57, of West Rutland, was driving the truck, which is owned by G. Bowen Excavating, police said.

According to a press release, the truck was going south on Interstate 89 carrying crushed cars. A brake rotor came loose from one of the crushed vehicles and went through the windshield of a 2007 Lexus sports utility vehicle being driven by Genevieve Trono, 25, of Richmond.

Trono was not injured, but her sister, Juliana Folino, 21, of Bristol, a passenger in the SUV, suffered lacerations and bruises on her right arm.

Folino was treated at the scene by the Williston Fire Department and St. Michael's Rescue Squad and then taken to Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington.

Police said Catterall was stopped at Exit 11 in Richmond by a Department of Motor Vehicles inspector.

According to police, the G. Bowen Excavating company was under suspension at the time of this incident.

Citations were issued to the operator and the company for operating under suspension, and driving with an improperly secured load and an uninspected trailer.

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