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NORTH FAIRFAX — A woman allegedly fell asleep at the wheel on Route 104 early this morning, flipping the vehicle and sending the driver to the hospital.
Sara Maginn, 47, of Burlington, was traveling northbound on Route 104 around 4:20 a.m. in North Fairfax when Vermont State Police said she fell asleep at the wheel and drove into a guardrail. According to VSP Trooper Lucas Hall, Maginn’s vehicle overturned after hitting the guardrail under the Interstate 89 overpass, where it then struck the overpass’ brick wall.
When Hall and other troopers arrived on the scene, he said they came upon Maginn’s heavily damaged and overturned car resting on its side, where she was entrapped. Fairfax Rescue arrived shortly after, and they used the jaws-of-life to extricate Maginn.
Maginn was transported with injuries, including possibly broken legs, to Northwestern Medical Center. “At this point, I believe she’s in stable condition,” said Hall.
He added that it appeared Maginn had been visiting family in North Fairfax before the crash. Hall said that police did not suspect any drugs or alcohol to be a contributing factor to the accident, and that it looked like Maginn was just tired.