TWO ACCIDENTS IN FAIRFAX
(THE FOLLOWING TWO PHOTOS WERE SCANNED FROM RECENT ISSUES OF THE ST. ALBANS MESSENGER AND TAKEN BY DAVID ST. PIERRE - THESE ARE NEWSPAPER SCANS AND IN NO WAY REFLECT THE QUALITY OF DAVID ST. PIERRE'S WORK)
Two pickup trucks collided nearly head-on in Fairfax Village at about 6 p.m. Monday, August 3, 2003. The accident took place in front of the Fairfax Fire Department when the operator of one of the eastbound truck (the vehicle in the distance) reached down to adjust items in a tool box and crossed the center line on Route 104, said police. Vermont State Police Trooper Jeff Smith said the westbound truck then hit a utility pole. Names were unavailable as of press time. Two people in the black truck (in the foreground) were taken to the hospital, as was the other driver. Injuries were thought to be minor.
The above grain truck overturned at the usual spot on Route 104A. Not sure if they have signs there or not, but this appears to happen several times a year. I believe that one of the Georgia Firemen who was directing traffic, or at least trying to slow it down was hit, however, not seriously injured by an out of state car with three girls in it. Whether or not the car was caught or stopped I don't know - but obviously they couldn't have been paying too close attention to what was going on in the road.
Henry A. Raymond
August 16, 2003