PEPPERELL -- Police and fire units responded to an accident on Park Street at 3:34 p.m. last Wednesday, June 13.
Jesse Gallant, 25, of Pepperell, was driving a silver 2006 Hyndai southbound on Park Street and collided with a telephone pole, causing it to snap in half, said Police Chief David Scott. Scott says the cause of the crash was inattention. Gallant was transported to Nashoba Valley Medical Center by Hollis, N.H. EMS.
After hitting the pole on the passenger side front bumper, the vehicle spun around into the middle of the road. The fallen pole caused three transformers to spill into the road way and stretched wires across the entrance to the Park St. Fire Station. According to Fire Chief Toby Tyler, his department took precautions driving over the debris with their ambulance, stationed only yards away.
Pepperell EMTs on duty responded after hearing the collision outside, backing their ambulance out of the station and responding on foot.
The station also lost power and surrounding homes were dark for several hours.
Park Street remained closed until midnight, Scott said, except for local traffic as crews used Speedy Dry to dry up fluid from downed transformers. Crews from National Grid were also called to the scene.
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