UPDATED: Main Street Reopens After Accident
Medfield Police Chief Robert Meaney Jr. said a motor vehicle hit a telephone pole on Main Street Thursday afternoon, causing wires to hang too low and the road to be closed.
A section of Route 109 Main Street in Medfield is now reopen after being closed for nearly five hours Thursday after a motor vehicle hit a telephone pole, according to Medfield Chief of Police, Robert Meaney Jr.
The one-vehicle accident occurred Thursday at 2:19 p.m. in the area of 393 Main Street and caused major traffic delays to the afternoon and evening commute as drivers were detoured around the low hanging telephone wires.
“[The crash was] just west of Robert Sproul Road and damaged a telephone pole, which has caused the wires to hang too low over the road to allow traffic to flow,” Meaney said. “The westbound detour route [was] Route 109 to Pound Street to South Street. The eastbound detour [was] Route 109 to South Street to Pound Street.”
Meaney said the detours were expected to last throughout the evening commute and the accident is currently being investigated.
“It does not appear to involve cell phone use,” Meaney said.
There was “extensive damage” to the motor vehicle, according to Meaney and the driver suffered potential minor injuries.
“I believe [driver suffered] minor injuries and was taken to Norwood Hospital.”