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Car Crash This Morning Cause for Power Outage

Driver struck telephone pole this morning in West Tisbury, left many without power

If your alarm clock didn’t go off this morning, you have a good excuse. At approximately 6:30 this morning, a driver hit a telephone pole on Old County Road causing many in West Tisbury and Chilmark to lose power.

The driver was transported to Martha’s Vineyard Hospital with non-life threatening injuries while NStar went to work on getting the power back on.

Old County Road was closed in both directions for much of the morning and is, at press time, only open to one lane of traffic between Scotchman’s Lane and Whippoorwill Farm.

Susanna J. Sturgis July 09, 2012 at 08:24 PM
My power was out for more than five hours. When it came back, I went looking for the reason why -- and lo, once again, neither of the "news"papers told me anything but MVPatch had the story. Thanks, y'all!
Mathea Morais (Editor) July 09, 2012 at 09:32 PM
You are very welcome!!
Bloodyrue Andrue July 09, 2012 at 11:01 PM
The amount of collisions, telephone pole strikes and bad accidents seems way out of whack this year in the last 2 months. I just saw a white pickup truck go careening off the road on EDG WT road to avoid the 2 cars stopped in front of him, the lead car making a left. He made all the trees he went under undulate. If there was a pole there he would have split his truck in 2. He just pulled back onto the road and kept going with less than a 2 second lead to the car he just nearly squashed. WHAT IS WRONG HERE? PAY THE HELL ATTENTION WHILE YOU ARE DRIVING!
Bloodyrue Andrue July 09, 2012 at 11:14 PM
Aim high in steering 6 second lead time. Know what is 15 seconds out from you. Keep your eyes moving, check your mirrors every 5 seconds. Get the big picture - know what is around you, be aware of road conditions. Leave yourself an out, make sure you have a bubble of space around you. Make sure others can see you and know you are there.
Mathea Morais (Editor) July 10, 2012 at 02:49 AM
Very good advice. One I keep reminding myself is to leave 20 minutes earlier then I do the rest of the year!

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