On July 30, 2016 Brattleboro Police, Fire and Rescue Inc. responded to Vernon Road just south of Royal Road for a single vehicle crash. When police arrived they found the vehicle on its roof off the east side of the roadway. The vehicle had rolled into a telephone pole and snapped the pole in half. The single juvenile occupant was transported the Brattleboro Memorial Hospital for precautionary reasons. At this time the crash is still under investigation by police.
Vernon Road was shut down for about a half hour due to the crash.