School Street crash takes out telephone pole

  • Rindge Police Department Staff photo by Ben Conant

Published: 6/8/2021 9:34:38 AM
RINDGESchool Street crash takes out telephone pole

A crash on Friday afternoon on School Street in Rindge damaged a telephone pole and brought the street down to a single lane.

On June 5, at about 12:40 p.m., according to Rindge patrolman James McGeeney, a 62-year-old woman from Rindge was driving eastbound on School Street in a Ford Explorer, when she left the shoulder of the road and collided with a telephone pole.

McGeeney said the driver was in emotional distress at the time of the crash and it may have contributed to her losing control of the vehicle.

The driver was not injured, but her vehicle was totaled and the telephone pole damaged, and had to be replaced.

“She got lucky, for sure,” McGeeney said.

The accident was cleared at about 1:30 p.m., but crews were on the scene and one lane of School Street was closed until about 8 p.m., when the pole was able to be replaced.

In a separate crash Rindge police responded to on Sunday, two vehicles were traveling together on Route 119. The lead car, a Dodge 200C, driven by a 17-year-old driver from New Ipswich, approached the intersection, and initially indicated the intent to turn left into Dominoes parking lot. At the last moment, the driver changed course, and attempted to continue eastbound on 119 instead, McGeeney said.

The car behind them, driven by a 20-year-old South Carolina resident, collided with the back end of the Dodge at an angle.

There were no injuries to either driver, or the two passengers of the Dodge 200C, but both vehicles had to be towed from the scene, McGeeney said.

Ashley Saari

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