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Traffic closed on Highland Avenue in Pittsfield after car strikes utility pole

PITTSFIELD – A single-vehicle accident on Highland Avenue closed traffic on the street Thursday morning after a car knocked down a utility pole and a neighbor’s mailbox.

Pittsfield police responded to the 200 block of Highland Avenue around 9:30 a.m, and officers found a pole on top of a car and downed wires. The driver of the car was not injured, according to Sgt. Jacob Barbour

Car that crashed into utility pole on tow truck

The car that crashed into a utility pole Thursday morning on Highland Avenue in Pittsfield rests on a tow truck, as captured by a neighbor near the scene. There were no injuries reported as a result of the accident.

Crews from six utility truck, including Eversource and Verizon, blocked traffic on the street as they worked to replace the pole and restore service.

Eversource spokeswoman Priscilla Ress said the pole was a “secondary” pole that only had cable TV wires attached to it. There were no power outages as a result of the accident.

Matt Martinez can be reached at mmartinez@berkshireeagle.com.

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Matt Martinez is a news reporter at The Berkshire Eagle. He worked at Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, graduated Marquette University. He is a former Report for America corps member.

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