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Police: Car Accident Likely Caused by Medical Condition

Photo courtesy of the Middlebury Police Department.
Photo courtesy of the Middlebury Police Department.
Middlebury Police and Middlebury Fire Departments responded to a one-car accident at the intersection of Route 64 and Chase Road around 4 p.m. on New Year's Eve.

Police said upon arrival, they found a Volkswagen Jetta that had veered off the road and "crashed into the cable guard rails on Chase Road."

The driver, Andrew Skipp Jr., 25, of Middlebury, remained inside the vehicle, and was treated for non-life threatening injuries by Middlebury Police and Fire departments before being transported to Waterbury Hospital, according to the police report.

Upon further investigation, witnesses told police that Skripp's vehicle appeared to be driving normally, before it "swerved off suddenly into the east bound lane onto the shoulder, crossing through the grass area and striking the guard rails," the police report stated.

Police said that a medical problem is "most likely the cause of Skipp loosing control of his vehicle."



town news January 06, 2014 at 07:33 PM
Hopefully he is OK, However if the accident was caused by a medical condition he should be evaluated by a DR.. That guard rail could of easily been your child or loved one. Anyone that has a medical condition that can cause the person to loose control should not be driving period. If you disagree think about it would you like to be going the other way and get hit head on if it happens again? I think not.
allie January 07, 2014 at 09:11 AM
I strongly disagree with the post from Town News. Although I believe your intent was a good one, there are MANY people with medical conditions that are under the care of a doctor and can drive according to the law. That guard rail, or a child is more likely to be hit by a driver that is drunk, drugged, without a license/insurance or many other combinations. Where do you draw the line? A sudden onset of something medical is just that, a sudden onset. A heart attack, a seizure? I know this young man. He is a great guy and would never intentially hurt anyone. Just my feelings...
chuck January 12, 2014 at 08:05 PM
Not only that...he wouldn't intentionally hurt anyone either.
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