Man injured when his car takes down utility pole

Published on Wednesday, 5 April 2017 22:49
Written by LISA BACKUS


NEWINGTON - A man was injured when his car hit and took down a utility pole at an intersection early Wednesday.

The man, whose name was not released, hit the pole in the intersection of Main Street and East Robbins Avenue at 12:57 a.m., taking down the pole and wires which entrapped his car, Sgt. Christopher Perry said.

Eversource had to turn off the power before the man could be taken from the vehicle, he said.

The man suffered “obvious” but not life-threatening injuries and was taken to St. Francis Hospital in Hartford.

Power in the area was off for about an hour, Perry said.

The intersection was closed for about 13 hours as Eversource crews worked to replace the pole.

There were witnesses to the crash, Perry said. Police are still investigating, he said.

No charges were filed as of Wednesday.

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Posted in New Britain Herald, , General News, Newington on Wednesday, 5 April 2017 22:49. Updated: Wednesday, 5 April 2017 22:51.