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Accident causes injury, traffic tie up
Adrian Keating / Journal Inquirer
A Vernon police officer walks near one of three vehicles involved in an accident today on Reservoir Road in Vernon.

By Kym Soper
Journal Inquirer
December 18, 2007

VERNON — A three-car accident on Reservoir Road today left one man injured and tied up traffic on a busy stretch of road as police and emergency crews worked to clear the scene.

According to Lt. Brian Smith, the accident occurred around 9:05 a.m. near the Interstate 84 overpass and off ramp.

One man driving a pickup truck was trapped for a brief period as his vehicle was pinned against a telephone pole, police said.

And a woman was taken by ambulance to Rockville General Hospital, they said.

Smith said she was drifting in and out of consciousness, but the extent of her injuries was unknown.

The accident appears to have been a head-on or nearly head-on collision between two vehicles, Smith said, adding that road conditions or weather weren't factors.

Details were sketchy early today as police tried to reconstruct exactly what happened.

The scene was cleared around 11 a.m., and traffic returned to normal, police said.

The accident remains under investigation. Anybody who may have witnessed the accident is asked to call Vernon police at 872-9126.