Shelburne man hit by car

By MADELINE HUGHES
Staff Reporter

The second car vs. pedestrian accident on Shelburne Road in just over two weeks occurred Sunday night.

At 7:35 p.m., Shelburne police, fire and rescue responded to a report of a man hit by a car going southbound on Shelburne Road near Harbor Place. Police said Joseph Ask, 50, of Vergennes was driving the Subaru Forester that struck Justin Sweeney, 38, of Shelburne as he was crossing from east to west on Shelburne Road. The accident occurred just south of the intersection of Hedgerow Drive.

Sweeney was transported to the University of Vermont Medical Center. As of Monday afternoon, Sweeney was in serious but stable condition, a hospital spokeswoman confirmed.

Ask’s 2003 Subaru Forester sustained damage to the front hood and windshield. The car was impounded by the Shelburne Police for further investigation.

Police do not believe alcohol or speed were factors in the accident.

Police diverted Shelburne Road traffic from Lakeview Drive to Bay Road for 90 minutes while emergency crews were on the scene.

Shelburne Police Sgt. Josh Flore noted this was the latest accident where a pedestrian not walking in a crosswalk and wearing dark clothing was struck by car on Shelburne Road. On Feb. 21, Angie Dusik, 44, of Shelburne was on foot near Longmeadow Drive when she was struck by a northbound car driven by Aaron Whitehouse, 45, also of Shelburne, police said.

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