Editor's Note: This version corrects the intersecting road. It is Ridge Drive, according to police.
An early Thursday accident on West Street has local police searching for the
driver of a car that flipped over and cause considerable damage to a utility
pole in the area, according to Southington police.
Sgt. Jeffrey Dobratz said the department is continuing to actively seek the
driver of the car, which appeared to collide with a utility pole at 300 West
Street, near the intersection of Ridge Drive, before the driver then fled the
area on foot.
“A witness indicated that the driver took off running,” Dobratz said. “A K9
unit was called to try and track the individual, but the search turned up no
The accident led police and fire crews to secure the scene as Connecticut Light
and Power officials worked to replace the pole overnight and into Thursday
morning. Dobratz said an active investigation is continuing and police are
“Officers are reaching out to the owner of the vehicle to obtain more
information,” he said.
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