Wires down after motor vehicle accident in Elmira

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) – Elmira Police responded to the area of E. Church Street at Madison Ave on Tuesday morning for a vehicle crash involving down wires.

Officers responded at approximately 11 a.m. and found a 2016 Chevrolet truck was conducting a right hand turn on to Madison Ave from E Church St. While the truck was turning a 2013 Toyota sedan traveling west on E Church St failed to yield the right of way while turning left onto Madison Ave, colliding with the truck.

The Toyota sedan continued traveling southwesterly and collided with a utility pole located to the Southwest of that intersection, severing it at the base. 

As a result of the crash, both occupants of the Nissan were transported to a local hospital for medical evaluation, although no apparent injuries were reported.  The operator of the truck reported no injury.

The Toyota sedan was towed from the scene due to damage. 

NYSEG was summoned and responded to the scene to make immediate repairs to the damaged pole and service lines. 

Drivers are being asked to take an alternate route through and around the area of Madison Ave and E Church St while NYSEG performs utility work. Local electric service may be affected in that immediate area, though no outages have been reported at this time.

The Elmira Police Department says the investigation has been closed but if any witnesses have information regarding this incident they should contact the Elmira Police Department at (607)737-5626, or the tip line at (607) 271-HALT.

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