Four severely injured in head-on collision in Bridport, driver charged

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BRIDPORT — Police say four people were seriously injured during a two-car crash in Bridport on Wednesday.

Emergency workers responded to the head-on collision which took place on Vermont Route 22A, near North Cream Hill Road at around 6:00 p.m.

Police say Tre W. Nichols, 21, of Burlington, was traveling north at around 59 miles-per-hour when he crossed the yellow centerline and struck another vehicle being driven by Tammy Simmes, 53, of Fair Haven, who was traveling south.

Each vehicle had a passenger inside, and all four occupants were transported to the University of Vermont Medical Center with serious bodily injuries.

Police say all four occupants are stable, and that Nichols suffered a severe pelvic injury and severe injuries to his right forearm.

Simmens suffered severe injuries to both legs, broken ribs, and a severe right wrist injury.

Police say James Barabe, 28, of Berkshire, was a passenger in Nichols’ vehicle and suffered a brain injury, as well as severe lower abdominal injuries

According to the report, Leonard Simmes, 58, of Fair Haven, was also severely hurt in the crash.

Police say Tre Nichols was found to be at fault for this crash.

Today, Nichols came to the New Haven barracks and was issued a citation to appear in court to answer to the charge of negligent operation.