WILTON – Two people were hurt following a head-on crash at the intersection of Route 156 and Fenderson Hill Road at 4:14 p.m. Thursday.
According to Police Chief Dennis Brown, Dorothy Nering, 50, of Weld, was traveling north on Route 156 when a late model sedan driven by Quinn Hathaway , 17, of Industry, was heading toward the stop sign on Fenderson Hill, but “failed to stop at the intersection of 156 and Fenderson Hill,” Brown said. Hathaway’s car crashed head on into Nering’s car, propelling it across the road and into a ditch at the side of the road. Hathaway’s car spun around and ended up in the middle of the road.
Nering was trapped in her car until paramedics from NorthStar Emergency Medical Services could help remove her from the severely damaged vehicle. She was transported to Franklin Memorial Hospital. A clinical coordinator at the hospital is looking into her condition status.
At the scene, Hathaway, who had a few scratches on his face, neck and arm, said he tried to stop but the pine needles covering the road prevented him from getting traction to slow and he skidded onto Route 156 and into Nering’s path. Hathaway had a passenger who was also transported to Franklin Memorial Hospital. Chief Brown believed the passenger’s injuries were minor.
Both vehicles were totaled during the accident and damages are estimated at $20,000. Route 156 was closed for approximately one hour while the accident was investigated. Members of the Wilton Fire Department assisted at the scene. The accident is still under investigation and charges are pending upon completion, Brown said.
Anyone with information should contact the Wilton Police Department at 645-3876.