One-car accident knocks out power in Bethany and Le Roy
Submitted by Howard Owens on July 13, 2010 - 9:59am
As many as 620 National Grid customers were without power last night following two separate accidents on the same road involving the same vehicle.
Two utility poles were knocked down.
The reported driver, Charles H. Colf Jr., 64, of 6774 Westcott Road, Stafford, suffered head and chest injuries and was transported by ground ambulance to UMMC.
He received three citations, including two for alleged speeding and one for leaving the scene of an accident.
The first accident occurred at 7:47 p.m in the area of 6836 East Bethany-Le Roy Townline Road.
Colf reportedly drove his 2007 Hyundai sedan into a ditch and then out back onto the roadway. A witness reported this incident to Sheriff's dispatch.
At 7:49 p.m, the second accident was called in. Colf's car reportedly hit a utility pole in the area of 7098 East Bethany-Le Roy Townline Road, knocking it down. When that pole fell, it pulled down another pole.
One of the poles had a transformer on it.
Power outages were reported in Bethany and the Village of Le Roy.
No other vehicles were involved in the accidents.
The accidents were investigated by Deputy Frank Bordonaro, Deputy Matthew Butler and Sgt. Thomas Sanfratello.