Early morning accident in Orange

  • At 5:20 Thursday morning, a resident reported a Jeep struck a utility pole on East Main Street in Orange, and the male operator was out and walking around. The pole was snapped and a parked vehicle was also struck. Officers assessed the scene. State Police assisted. Operator fell asleep and hit the pole and parked vehicle. Citation issued. Operator complained of chest pain, and signed refusal. Dick’s Auto called to tow the vehicle. National Grid responded to replace the pole. Swift River Bus company and Highway Department notified of road closure and possible delays.  —Photo by Bryan Favreau

Published: 1/17/2019 11:18:34 AM

CAR VS POLE — At 5:20 Thursday morning, a resident reported a Jeep struck a utility pole on East Main Street in Orange, and the male was out and walking around. The pole was snapped and a second vehicle was also struck. Officers assessed the scene. Operator fell asleep and hit the pole and parked vehicle. Citation issued. Operator complaining of chest pain, and signed refusal. Dick’s Auto called to tow the vehicle. national Grid responded to replace the pole. Swift River Bus company notified of road closeure and possible delays. 


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