Driver cited after car strikes pole in Meriden

Driver cited after car strikes pole in Meriden

MERIDEN — Authorities responded to Chamberlain Highway early Wednesday evening after after a car struck a pole, according to police. 

Firefighters were dispatched around 5:15 p.m. to the area of Whalley Street and Kensington Avenue. Police said the car was unoccupied when units arrived, but the driver returned shortly after, claiming he left to find someone with a phone to drive him back to the scene.

The driver, who was not injured, was cited for traveling too fast and failure to drive in the right lane, according to police. 

The car’s airbags were deployed and it sustained front-end damage and was towed from the scene. Police said the driver lost control of the vehicle when he overcorrected thinking another car was entering his lane. The pole did not have any significant damage, according to police. 

– Bailey Wright 

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