Hubbard Avenue closed near BJ's after car topples utility pole

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PITTSFIELD — A busy stretch of Hubbard Avenue was closed for several hours early Tuesday after an early-morning crash downed a utility pole, according to Pittsfield Police.

The driver of a Ford Focus, who has not been identified, went off the road and hit a pole near BJ's Wholesale Club, said police Sgt. Gary Herland. The driver and his male passenger were taken to Berkshire Medical Center; their injuries were not believed to be life threatening.

Two other cars, a 2009 Chevrolet and a 2014 Chevrolet, were struck with power lines when the pole came down, Herland said. The occupants of the other two cars were not injured.

The cars were cleared off the road by about 6 a.m., Herland said.

Nearly 800 Eversource customers in the Hubbard Avenue area lost power after the car struck the pole, said Eversource spokeswoman Rhiannon D'Angelo.

Power was restored to the majority of these customers in about half an hour, she said. Eversource crews are in the process of replacing the pole and damaged equipment. 

Pittsfield Police and fire responded to the crash, along with Action Ambulance.

The accident is under investigation.

Reach staff writer Patricia LeBoeuf at 413-496-6247 or @BE_pleboeuf. 

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