Hit and run on Route 7 in Charlotte

Photo by Trooper Luke Rodzel

Vermont State Police (VSP) say a Rutland woman’s car was struck in a hit and run accident in Charlotte on Route 7 near Root Rd. According to a press release, the collision occurred Tuesday, October 1, at 3:58 a.m.

Police said the weather was wet and rainy at the time and that Jacqueline Abbey, 69, was driving her 2005 Cadillac Deville south on Route 7 when a “red sedan traveling northbound crossed the double-yellow lines into Abbey’s lane and struck the driver-side of her vehicle, causing damage and minor injuries. After the collision the operator of the red sedan fled northbound.”

There was damage to the driver’s side of Abbey’s car, and her minor injuries did not require a trip to the hospital. There is no other information about the other driver, though police said the driver’s side of the red sedan could possibly have front-end damage from the impact.

VSP were dispatched from the Williston barracks, and Charlotte Volunteer Fire and Rescue Services responded and treated Abbey on the scene. Shelburne Police also assisted on the scene.

VSP encourages anyone with information on this crash to contact the Williston Barracks at (802) 878-7111.