Man injured in Searsburg crash

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SEARSBURG — A single-vehicle accident on Vermont Route 9 near Rake Branch Trail left a New Hampshire man with severe injuries on Jan. 8.

Titus Judd, 20, of Merrimack, was driving a 2022 RAM Promaster City westbound when his vehicle veered off the road and collided with a tree, according to the Vermont State Police.

The crash, which occurred at approximately 12:04 p.m., caused substantial front-end damage to the vehicle and left it inoperable.

Heartwellville Towing removed the van from the scene.

Judd, whose seat belt use is unknown, sustained a severe leg injury believed to be a broken right femur, among other non-life-threatening injuries.

He was transported to Albany Medical Center by the Deerfield Valley Rescue Squad.

The road conditions were reported as wet with slush on the shoulders under clear weather conditions.

Traffic on Vermont Route 9 was temporarily restricted to one lane but was reopened to normal flow after the damaged vehicle was towed.

Authorities report that the Vermont State Police were assisted by Deerfield Valley Rescue and Heartwellville Towing in their response to the incident.

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