A vehicle involved in a crash in West Hartford on July 4 became stuck on the guide wires of an Eversource utility pole.
By Ronni Newton
A driver was safely extricated from a vehicle that became stuck on the guide wires of an Eversource pole on Newington Road on Sunday morning, West Hartford Police said.
West Hartford Police Sgt. Sara Nagle said the single vehicle crash happened when a driver headed south on Newington Road, just south of New Britain Avenue, veered off the road and onto the wires used to anchor an Eversource utility pole.
The incident, which took place just outside Jerry’s Artarama, across from CVS, happened at 9:30 a.m. on July 4.
“The vehicle, which had all four tires off the ground, was resting on its rear bumper and the guide wires,” Nagle said in an email.
After stabilizing the vehicle, the West Hartford Fire Department said they used a frame ladder to safely extricate the driver, who reported no injuries.
This is why we train every day. You just can’t predict anything on this job. A frame ladder used to extricate driver after vehicle was stabilized and no injuries reported. @WeHartford @TownofWestHrtfd @whctv5 pic.twitter.com/QWa3PVAdTL
— West Hartford Fire Department (@WestHartfordFD) July 4, 2021
Newington Road was closed for about an hour, Nagle said.
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It is realized that the article was quoting what was said in the police news release – but those are “guy” wires, not “guide” wires.