Utility pole severed in crash on East Washington

MADISON, Wis. - A utility pole was severed Sunday in a crash on East Washington Avenue that also involved an overturned car, according to a release from the Madison Fire Department.

Firefighters were called at 7:32 a.m. to the 1900 block of East Washington Avenue on a report of a crash.

The first crew at the scene found a Subaru Outback lying on its roof and the driver waiting on the sidewalk. A utility pole was completely severed at the base and leaning toward a house. The pole remained suspended by wires.

Firefighters contacted neighbors and told them to shelter in place toward the rear of their homes away from the electrical hazard.

The driver was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Three eastbound lanes of East Washington were temporarily shut down.

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