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Detours Through Fairfield Hills Following Crash



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UPDATE (3:35 pm): Newtown Police have reopened Wasserman Way.

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Detours are in place this Monday morning following a crash around 6:30 that sent one driver to the hospital.

Drivers on Wasserman Way are being detoured by Newtown Police officers, who are staged at the intersection of Wasserman at Mile Hill South and Wasserman at Trades Lane.

Police, fire, and ambulance were sent to Wasserman Way around 6:30, after the driver of a four-door station wagon/SUV traveling east on Wasserman lost control of that vehicle. The vehicle struck a utility pole, then went off the north side of the roadway, also known as State Route 490, and crashed into the chain link fence there. The driver of that vehicle was taken to the hospital by Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

A second vehicle was caught under utility wires that had fallen across the roadway due to the crash. The driver of that vehicle was reportedly uninjured, but had to wait until an Eversource crew arrived on scene. The crew disconnected power, and the driver of the second vehicle was able to drive from the scene.

The roadway will remain closed until the utility pole can be replaced and wires restrung.

Firefighters from Newtown Hook & Ladder and Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue also responded.

A Newtown police officer directs traffic from Wasserman Way onto Mile Hill South around 7 am Monday, January 18. A one-vehicle accident left a utility poles and wires in the middle of the major roadway. —Bee Photo, Hicks
The driver of this vehicle was transported to the hospital Monday, January 18, after crashing into a utility pole and fence along Wasserman Way. —Bee Photo, Hicks
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