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Traffic accident shuts down section of Wood Street Friday afternoon

by | Nov 3, 2023 | Featured: News, News, Police & Fire

Wood Street accident

A car damaged a utility pole on Wood Street. PHOTO/HOPKINTON FIRE DEPARTMENT

The 300 block of Wood Street was closed for more than six hours Friday after a vehicle hit a telephone pole, injuring the driver.

The Hopkinton Police Department’s Facebook page initially posted the traffic advisory at approximately 3 p.m., cautioning residents to seek alternate travel routes.

“This was a single vehicle crash at approximately 2 p.m.,” stated Sgt. Detective Scott van Raalten in an email Friday night. “A telephone pole was hit in the area 352 Wood Street, and the road was closed till approximately 9 p.m.”

The operator of the vehicle, who was not named, was transported to UMass Memorial Medical Center, he added. A canine in the vehicle was not injured but was taken to Baypath Humane Society in Hopkinton for housing.

The crash is under investigation.

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