Car Hits Pole On Poole Avenue and Flips
The driver of the vehicle said he was trying to avoid a dog on the loose.
A Hazlet man driving a Jeep Laredo on Poole Avenue said he swerved to avoid hitting a dog and instead smashed into a utility pole near Daniel Drive Tuesday morning, and flipped over. A front end wheel was separated from the care and came to a rest on the grass.
Thomas O'Donnell, 72, of Hazlet was traveling north on Poole Ave., from Route 35 to Route 36, when the accident happened. Ptl. Michael Duncan responded the emergency call at 8:23 a.m.
O'Donnell was wearing a seatbelt and was helped out of the vehicle by a passerby, said Lt. Al Lynch. The airbags deployed in his 2007 Jeep.
He was taken to Bayshore Community Hospital by Hazlet First Aid for complaints of general pain, according to Lynch. Hazlet Fire. Company #1 also responded.
Utility companies were on the scene to check out reports of live wires down from the Verizon-owned pole.