UPDATE: Route 188 Reopened Following Crash

One car accident near Wisteria Lane on Thursday lands man in the hospital.


Updated at 5:47 a.m. Friday 

Route 188, or Quaker Farms Road, near its intersection with Wisteria Lane is reopened Friday morning following a crash in which a pickup truck hit a utility pole at 5:35 p.m. Thursday.

The road was closed temporarily Thursday after a man driving a grayish truck drove into a utility pole for unknown reasons; he was laying in the road when emergency crews responded, said Fire Chief Scott Pelletier. He said EMTs were referring to the man's injuries as serious. The man was transported to Waterbury Hospital.

The utility pole was cracked at its base and was haging over the road, Pelletier said. The power wires did not fall.

Craig Zac November 16, 2012 at 12:50 PM
I drove past there last night sometime after 6PM on my way home, I saw the broken pole and the sand in the road, I guess they had already removed the truck from the scene but they were letting traffic through one lane at a time. It did look rather nasty the way the pole broke... those things are pretty thick, they dont look that easy to snap..
Leila Orienter November 16, 2012 at 04:06 PM
geez, things are a happening on that section of 188.
Justin Che Wilkin November 17, 2012 at 02:11 AM
What was the man's name?
Justin Che Wilkin November 17, 2012 at 02:15 AM
Andrew- I already saw that a section of 188 has reopened following crash from: a man hitting a utility pole at 5:35 in the evening last night.
Paul Singley November 17, 2012 at 11:04 AM
The man's name is Joseph Gardner of Shelton


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