Red Cross Bloodmobile Crashes on I-89

By Joe Gullo

Published 03/05 2014 10:43AM

Updated 03/05 2014 06:17PM

ROYALTON, Vt. - The Red Cross Bloodmobile crashed on I-89 Wednesday morning.

Vermont Police say driver of the bloodmobile 56-year-old Zeljko Popovac, of South Burlington, Vt., tried to brake after a vehicle pulled in front of him. Popovac was unable to slow the bloodmobile down and drove into the median to avoid colliding with the car. He then collided into a large snow bank. 

Popovac received minor injuries. He was the only one in the vehicle. 

The bloodmobile received extensive front end damage from the crash. 

The bus was headed to a blood drive in Claremont, N.H. when it went off the road.

Police are reminding drivers of cars and small trucks that while they may be able to stop or slow down quickly, large commercial vehicles cannot. 

The bloodmobile collects about 1,700 pints of blood each year. 

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