Utility pole damage shuts down Allentown’s Main Street.
Vehicle Crashes into Utility Pole on Main Street in Allentown, NJ
In the late evening hours of May 25, 2023, Allentown, New Jersey’s Hope Fire Company was dispatched to a vehicle crash on Main Street, near Mill Pond, where a vehicle had crashed into a utility pole, damaging it in the process. The firefighters confirmed the damage on the utility pole and contacted PSE&G for required repairs. However, the vehicle had left the scene before they could arrive.
As a result of the accident, Main Street had to be closed down between Lakeview Drive and High Street, causing traffic disruption. The Monmouth County Highway Department was notified to bring barricades to close off the roadway for an extended period, and the length of time it would remain closed was unknown.
Since the wires had been downed after the vehicle crashed into the utility pole, it was necessary to repair the damage before the roadway could be reopened safely. PSE&G was summoned to take remedial measures.
Although no further details are available at present, it is clear that the accident caused damage to the utility pole and disrupted Main Street traffic in Allentown, NJ. Further updates will be provided once any other information becomes available.
The accident occurred at a time when the streets were quiet and not as busy as during peak hours. According to eyewitnesses, it was a matter of seconds before the vehicle rammed into the pole. The event in Allentown highlights the importance of traffic safety and the need to be vigilant at all times when driving. The cause of the accident has not yet been determined, with the police still investigating. In the meantime, those who were affected will have to wait for the roadway to be reopened safely.