Old Stage needed to be closed after pole shattering crash…

Old Stage needed to be closed after pole shattering crash…

Photos by Scott Durante


CENTERVILLE – Shortly after 8:00AM, police and firefighters rushed to a serious single car crash on Old Stage Road, just north of the intersection with Phinneys Lane.

A utility pole was snapped in half and splintered, necessitating the need of linemen and road closure.

It’s uncertain whether the crash was the result of a medical episode or not… but the male operator was eventually transported to CCH. There were no other passengers in the vehicle.

At least one retired Barnstable Police Officer was summoned to the scene to fill a paid detail assignment to help block off the roadway…


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