Crash Sends Pole Flying 25 Feet, Driver to Hospital
A four-door sedan crashes hard enough against a utility pole to send it 25 feet.
Darien police gave this account (an accusation not proven in court) of the incident:
The woman, Megan Bendish of Algonquin Road, was in the parking lot at Friendly's Restaurant when police arrived at about 11:30 p.m. She told police she was following a car that stopped quickly, so she turned to avoid hitting it. Police noted that it was snowing that night.
She had no passengers with her in the car, a four-door 2012 Subaru sedan. Police cited her for driving too fast for conditions.
As many as 56 customers of Connecticut Light & Power were without electricity for between one and two hours until power was restored.
After the vehicle was removed by a tow truck, the Subaru's bumper remained wrapped around the base of the snapped utility pole.