MILFORD, MASS. (WHDH) - Two people were taken to the hospital Tuesday afternoon after a truck slammed into a utility pole in Hopkinton and brought down live wires.
SKY7 HD flew over the scene on South Street near the Milford town line, where firefighters worked to put out the small electrical fire that sparked in the middle of the road.
Three people were trapped in place and emergency crews said they had to wait on the sideline for nearly 20 minutes for the power to be shut off.
“You’re trained to help and go in and save people and you’re stuck because if you go in there you’re going to be a casualty yourself,” said Milford police officer Robbie Tosino.
Police say there were two people inside the pickup truck when it crashed. The passenger was not seriously hurt but he was trapped by the power lines, which were still sparking and the driver was unconscious. There has been no update on their conditions.
“It was the type of thing where you’re all waiting for the power to be off and the second that power was confirmed off everyone was on him,” Tosino said.
A second car was trapped by the wires.
“His vehicle didn’t sustain any damage either. He was literally trapped between two high-power lines. So he just kind of had to wait it out,” said the officer.
Police say they are trying to figure out what caused the crash, but that it does not look like the driver even tried to stop.
“We actually have an eyewitness that was behind the vehicle and said they were going and saw no brake lights, they saw no attempt to slow down. And the vehicle just kept going straight,” said Tosino.
Crews blocked off Purchase Street to oncoming traffic for hours as they work to clear the area.
Eversource was called to the scene but it is unclear when power will be restored to the area.
No further details have been released.
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