Truck crashes into utility pole, knocks out power on Main Street

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MONROE, CT — A Newtown man was hospitalized after crashing his 2014 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck into a utility pole in the 100-block of Main Street Saturday night, taking down the pole and live wires, which landed on another vehicle and caused power outages in the area.

“The initial impact knocked power out northbound for the length of 25 and over toward Route 111,” Police Capt. Keith White said Sunday.

Firefighters and Monroe Emergency Medical Service personnel responded to several 911 calls at approximately 8:57 p.m. for the crash, which occurred between Duchess and the firehouse.

In the vehicle wires had fallen on, the driver and passenger could not get out safely, until Eversource arrived, said White, adding they were not injured.

White said the driver of the pickup truck was transported to St. Vincent’s Medical Center for an evaluation and officers are still investigating the cause of the crash.

Eversource was able to restore electricity north on Route 25 by 9:35 p.m., but White said a new utility pole had to be installed to restore power to the remaining customers.

“Power was restored throughout town by 8:51 in the morning and we cleared the roadway back to normal,” he said.

As Eversource and emergency responders worked at the scene, a portion of Main Street (Route 25) was closed and Trumbull police officers assisted the town in detouring traffic throughout Saturday night and into Sunday morning.

White said traffic was rerouted to Route 111 and Purdy Hill Road.

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