Car crash closes Main Street in Southington


SOUTHINGTON, Conn. (WTNH)– A portion of Main Street is closed in Southington after a car knocked two utility poles into the road Tuesday morning.

Police say at around 6:40 a.m., a 17-year-old girl was traveling south in the area of 466 Main Street (Route 10) in a 2007 BMW when the car veered off the right side and struck a utility pole. The car then continued through the pole and hit a fire hydrant. The impact caused two utility poles to fall and block the road.

Main Street will be closed to traffic between Bristol Street and Chestnut Street for an extended period of time while crews work to repair the utility poles. Northbound drivers can detour left onto Bristol Street.; right onto Chestnut Street and then back onto Main Street. Southbound traffic will be detoured right onto Chestnut Street; left onto Bristol Street and then back onto Main Street.

The driver was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries. Police say no charges have been filed at this time. The incident remain under investigation.

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