Vehicle crashes into pole with transformers, injuring 3, destroying neighbors’ appliances in Haydenville

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Staff Writer
Published: 5/26/2022 9:24:39 PM
Modified: 5/26/2022 9:22:42 PM

WILLIAMSBURG — A vehicle hitting a telephone pole with transformers on it Saturday night in the vicinity of Beaver Brook Golf Course destroyed appliances in neighboring homes and shut down traffic through the area into the next day.

Deborah Tomasine said the crash took place at 10:30 p.m. and that her household lost two computers, a refrigerator, a washer and dryer, and her husband’s PA system as a result.

“We lost everything,” Tomasine said.

A neighbor also lost a washer, a dryer and a refrigerator, she said. As of Thursday, she said, power still wasn’t working in half of her house.

“I’m living out of two coolers,” she said.

According to a post on the Williamsburg Police and Fire Department Facebook page, firefighters and Highland Ambulance responded to the Route 9 crash and three people who were in the vehicle were evaluated and transported to area hospitals. The post also said that their injuries appeared non-life-threatening.

A section of Route 9 was subsequently closed for cleanup and, according to another post on the departments’ Facebook page, it reopened at 12:45 p.m. on Sunday.

Chris Duval, who co-owns Beaver Brook, said the business lost a fence, a television and router as a result of the crash, and he’s still taking inventory of the losses.

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