Tractor trailer totaled in Landgrove wreck, driver unhurt

A Price Chopper truck went off the road and hit a utility pole in Landgrove on Wednesday. Photos by Barre Pinske

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A New York man was uninjured Wednesday afternoon when the truck he was driving left the road and crashed into a ditch in Landgrove.

Peter Simmons, 53, of Burnt Hills, N.Y., was driving a Volvo tractor trailer eastbound on Rt. 11 during a heavy rainstorm, according to a Vermont State Police press release.

According to police, Simmons was traveling down a steep hill when water on the road caused him to lose control of his vehicle.

The cab of the rig was wrecked and the trailer toppled.

The tractor, and the Price Chopper trailer it was pulling, went off the road and down into a ditch. The truck then hit a utility pole and rolled over.

Simmons was wearing a seat belt and was uninjured but the truck was a total loss.

In addition to Vermont State Police, the Vermont DMV Commercial Vehicle Unit, Londonderry Fire Department, Londonderry Volunteer Rescue Squad, Green Mountain Power and FairPoint responded to the crash.

Driver Peter Simmonds was unhurt in the crash

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Vermont State Police at 802-722-4600.

 

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  1. Bart Guetti says:

    I came along as the utility crew was replacing the broken pole. I have a couple of photos in case they are of any interest.

    Just want to say that it was not a surprise that this was a Price Chopper truck. Not that they are not good drivers, but they really use this road a lot. I always see a PC truck every time I am on this road which is 5-6 times a year. I even jokingly refer to it as the Price Chopper Trail. Also it is not a surprise as the road pavement is in such terrible shape (not in this stretch however) and a lot of drivers go way too fast (again not the PC drivers). My guess is this was an avoidance maneuver.

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