Utility pole crash briefly shuts down State Road

Jan 15, 2023

A portion of Route 6 was temporarily shut down Sunday morning after a car crashed into a utility pole.

Dartmouth Police said emergency crews were called at 8:28 a.m. for a report of a vehicle crashing into a pole on State Road near Maine Avenue.

Upon arrival, officers found that a 2006 Nissan Sentra operated by a 19-year-old from New Bedford had left the road and hit the pole.

The impact caused the pole crack at the base, police said.

Traffic was detoured for around 20 minutes.The driver and a passenger were taken to the hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

As of 11 a.m., Eversource crews were on location replacing the pole.