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Day – Groton’s accident sends driver and three children to hospital

Groton – A driver and three children were taken to Lawrence + Memorial Hospital on Tuesday with non-life threatening injuries, following a single vehicle crash in a pole on North Road (Highway 117) , north of Alpha Avenue, police said.

Groton Town Police are investigating the crash, Deputy Police Chief Paul Gately said.

The Groton Center Fire Department, along with Groton Ambulance, Mystic River Ambulance and city police, responded to the crash, which occurred around 5:30 p.m. near Long Cove Mobile Home Park, said Jeffrey Post, Fire Chief of the Groton Center. Groton Utilities also responded.

The cooperation of the city’s fire and emergency services was well demonstrated in the response, Post said.

Police are asking anyone who witnessed the accident to call city police at (860) 441-6712.

There were no road closures due to the crash, city police chief LJ Fusaro said.

Daniel Bouges, communications and community outreach manager for Groton Utilities, said Wednesday morning that the car damaged the utility pole, which needed to be replaced. The damage caused a blackout in a small area of ​​about three or our homes for about eleven hours.

He said Groton Utilities responds to outages as soon as possible, but pole replacements are almost always the longest outage utilities encounter, especially if Groton Utilities needs to coordinate with another company to replace the pole in use. by the power line.

k.drelich@theday.com