Firefighters from Groton worked to extricate a Groton man with a severe injury from the pickup he crashed while driving in snowy conditions on the South County Road Tuesday evening. Kurtis Swart, 42, suffered a “severe chest injury” and other “non-life-threatening injuries” when his 2022 Toyota Tundra truck crashed into a tree down an embankment, Vermont State Trooper Griffin Pearson reported. The crash happened just before 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday in the middle of a snowstorm. The trooper noted that Swart’s vehicle “lost traction due to inclement weather and road conditions.” Swart, who was wearing a seat belt, was entrapped in the vehicle; the firefighters’ extrication efforts were needed to safely remove Swart from the totaled Tundra. Woodsville EMS treated Swart for serious non-life-threatening injuries and then took him to Cottage Hospital for additional treatment and care. JTB Towing was responsible for the removal of the Toyota.
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