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Breaking News

Breaking News
9:56 pm - June 24, 2017

Car versus pole accident reported in Coventry

COVENTRY -- Local police and emergency responders are on the scene of a one-vehicle accident with injuries in which the vehicle slammed into a pole.

According to emergency radio reports, the accident happened after 9:30 p.m. at Ripley Hill Road and Main Street in Coventry.

Injuries were reported and the victims were being prepared for medical transport, according to reports.

Because of the accident, utility wires were reported down in the roadway and the road was closed.

Motorists are being advised to avoid the area as power company crews were called to the scene.

No further information was available.

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