NEWPORT CENTER - Beverly Carter, 81, of Washington, D.C., was rescued from her burning vehicle after going off the road on VT RT 105 in Newport Center and colliding with a tree.
Carter was trapped in her Volvo wagon when two men, whose names have not been released, came to her aid, working together to lift the dashboard off her legs, pull the car seat back and move her to safety on the side of the road. By the time the Newport Center Fire Department arrived on the scene, the vehicle was fully engulfed in flames.
Carter was taken by ambulance to North Country Hospital and then to Dartmouth Hitchcock in Lebanon, NH. She sustained injuries to her legs and possible internal injuries.
Vermont State Police reported that Carter may have fallen asleep or suffered some medical condition prior to the accident, which occurred around 3:20 PM Friday. The vehicle was a total loss. The cause of the accident is still under investigation.