PHOTOS: Tractor-trailer versus cars at Quechee Gorge Bridge

One woman taken to the hospital with unknown injuries

QUECHEE GORGE - A tractor-trailer rear-ended a car and sent it across the dividing line and head-on into another car on Route 4 Monday afternoon right in front of the Quechee Gorge Gift Shop.

    The accident, which happened just before 4 p.m., is still under investigation but Hartford Police Officer Randy St. Peter said that there did not appear to be any suspicious circumstances and noted that a post-accident look over of the large grocery truck at the scene by inspectors from Vermont's Department of Motor Vehicles also did not find any problems with either the truck driver or his truck.

The truck driver in front of the tractor cab which lost one end of its front bumper in the collision

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    Officer St. Peter said that, although the pavement was still wet, it was not raining at the time the eastbound truck hit the rear of a black car which was also headed east just off the eastern end of the bridge which spans over the Quechee Gorge.  

    After being struck from behind, the black Sonata headed across into westbound lane where it collided with an on-coming white Subaru, sending it across a small grass strip into the parking lot of the gift shop where it came to a rest.  

The white car, which had New Hampshire plates, crossed the grassy edge of Route 4 and the sidewalk

    Airbags in both of the cars were deployed but only the driver of the black car was injured and she was transported to a hospital by a Hartford Ambulance crew.  Her injuries were not believed to be life threatening but authorities were not immediately updated on her condition.

A crew from Legendary Auto Works picked up the car and cleared a considerable amount of debris out of the road

Both cars, including this Hyundai Sonata with Arkansas plates, were totaled in the collision 

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