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Car Accident by High Rise Did Not Involve Wesleyan Students

It appears that there has been a car accident at the entrance to the High Rise parking lot. A white Sedan and a black SUV were involved, and Middletown police told me that no Wesleyan students were involved and that both cars were unaffiliated with theUniversity. The man driving the white Sedan was injured and brought to Middlesex Hospital. The occupants of the SUV were uninjured.

It’s a surprisingly nasty crash— somehow the Sedan ended up against the brick wall with a flat back tire, and the entire nose of the SUV is pretty crumpled. Let’s let this serve to highlight that the High Rise parking lot entrance is narrow and blind. Be careful entering and exiting; people speed up and down Church St., and especially during the winter months, it can be hard to slow down the hill.

Stay safe, Wesleyan, and have a great Thanksgiving.

Bye-bye, electricity… hello, sleeping in!

Wondering why your alarm clock may not have gone off this morning? WFSB reports that part of Middletown was left without power this morning after a car crashed into a utility pole on Washington Street:

A crash left traffic lights out on Route 66 in Middletown for several hours Tuesday morning. Officials said a vehicle had crashed into a utility pole on Route 66 near Butternut Street. The eastbound side of the roadway was closed at about 6:30 AM and had reopened by 7:30 AM. The driver of the car that struck the pole, an Audi, was taken to Middlesex Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

Connecticut Light & Power installed a new pole and wires. Power outages briefly affected power on the other side of town, and prompted burglar alarms to sound, police said. They said the outages only lasted for an hour.

Several houses on Home Ave. and Vine St. were affected.

[Via Linda Shum ’09.]