Subaru crashes into utility pole, nearly hits St. Peter’s Church

The Monroe Volunteer Fire Department posted this photo of the wreckage after a Subaru crashed into a utility pole at Monroe Turnpike and Moose Hill Road, before nearly striking St. Peter's Grace Episcopal Church Sunday morning.
The Subaru just missed hitting St. Peter’s Grace Episcopal Church. Monroe Volunteer Fire Department photo

MONROE, CT — A 30-year-old Bridgeport man caused sporadic power outages after crashing his blue Subaru into a utility pole at the intersection of Moose Hill Road and Monroe Turnpike (Route 111) early Sunday morning. Firefighters say the car nearly struck St. Peter’s Grace Episcopal Church before coming to rest.

Police, firefighters and Monroe Volunteer Emergency Medical Service personnel responded to the one-car-crash at approximately 2:55 a.m.

Police said the driver, who was not injured, was issued an infraction for failure to drive in the established lane and his car was towed.

The utility pole was cracked from the impact of the Subaru and Eversource was called to make repairs.

Reckless driving

In another incident over the weekend, a 19-year-old Trumbull man turned himself in on a warrant Friday morning, to respond to charges stemming from a one-vehicle crash on May  6.

He was charged with reckless driving, passing in a no passing zone and failure to illuminate headlights before being released after posting 10 percent of his $500 bond. He is expected to appear in court on Nov. 3.

On May 6, police said the man was heading north on Monroe Turnpike in a BMW i35 when he allegedly crossed the double yellow center line to pass another vehicle at a high rate of speed near East Village Road. Police said he turned off his headlights, while approaching a curve to his left, south of Trailside Drive.

Police said the BMW went right, onto the grass and across Trailside Drive — striking both curbs, before sideswiping a utility pole and striking tree roots, forcing the vehicle airborne, continuing another 31 feet before coming to rest in the north bound lane of Route 111.

Firefighters and EMS personnel also responded to the emergency call. EMS personnel took the driver to St. Vincent’s Medical Center for suspected injuries, according to police.

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