Man hits deer in Vermont, then is struck by two cars

Posted Nov. 22, 2009, at 10:13 a.m.

CONCORD, N.H. — New Hampshire state police say a man who hit a large deer with his vehicle on a highway tried to warn oncoming traffic about the crash before he was struck by two cars and seriously injured.

Troopers say 60-year-old Timotheus Phol, of Hartland, Vt., struck a deer on Interstate 89. Both headlights on his car were destroyed, and the vehicle became disabled facing south in the northbound lanes.

Police say they believe Phol got out of his car to warn oncoming traffic and was struck by cars driven by 26-year-old James McKeon Jr. of Saco, Maine, and 21-year-old Nicole Cormier, of North Reading, Mass.

Officials say Pohl was airlifted to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. He was listed in serious but stable condition with broken ribs, a broken wrist and lacerations.

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