Crash snaps util­ity pole, ends with car up­side down

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - LOCAL NEWS - Freeman staff

The driver of a car that rolled Thurs­day af­ter­noon over on Vi­o­let Hill Road was taken to a hos­pi­tal for eval­u­a­tion and treat­ment, ac­cord­ing to the Rhinebeck Fire Depart­ment’s in­for­ma­tion of­fi­cer.

The car hit a util­ity pole and wound up on its roof in the 2:55 ac­ci­dent, ac­cord­ing to In­for­ma­tion Of­fi­cer Henry A. Camp­bell.

The driver was able to get out of the ve­hi­cle on his own and was taken by am­bu­lance to Mid-Hud­son Re­gional Hos­pi­tal in Pough­keep­sie, Camp­bell said. The driver’s name and con­di­tion were not pro­vided.

The crash, near the in­ter­sec­tion of Hilee Road, caused the util­ity pole to snap, and wires were hang­ing low over the road when emer­gency re­spon­ders ar­rived, Camp­bell said.

The road was shut down after the crash so a Cen­tral Hud­son Gas & Elec­tric crew could re­place the pole and put the wires back in place.

There was no im­me­di­ate word on the cause of the ac­ci­dent. The road was wet from the rain-snow mix that had been fall­ing for most of the day.

PHOTO BY HENRY CAMP­BELL

Fire­fight­ers work at the scene of Thurs­day’s car ac­ci­dent on Vi­o­let Hill Road in Rhinebeck.

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