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Car Goes Up a Pole, Closing North Main Street

Accident forces detour for several hours on Tuesday.

North Main Street was closed around Craigmoor Road, just north of the American School for the Deaf and south of Asylym Avenue, on Tuesday due to an unusual car accident.

A four-door silver sedan climbed part way up a utility pole and caused it to crack. Electricity to the homes surrounding the accident had been shut off.

Police shut down North Main Street in both directions and created a detour that brought traffic around the accident, which happened near a landmark dog statue on the well-traveled road.

The accident was called into police at 10:56 a.m. and the street remained closed throughout the afternoon.

Captain David Dubiel of the West Hartford Police Department said that first responders arrived at the scene at 10:58 a.m. It took the fire department 10 minutes to extricate a person or persons from the vehicle, he said.

No other information was available on Tuesday evening.

California Kid April 17, 2012 at 09:08 PM
I hope the driver is okay, but all I can think about is the car insurance commercial with Jessica the agent asking, "is your car up a pole again?"

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