BRISTOL - An elderly woman went to the hospital after crashing into a utility pole Thursday afternoon.
Police, firefighters and an ambulance responded to the area of 453 West St., at 1:49 p.m., after an Audi A4 smashed into a utility pole, cracking the pole about eight feet above the ground.
The crash did not knock the pole down, but the collision caused some utility lines to hang lower than normal, prompting police to keep the road closed for some time to allow crews to make the proper repairs.
The driver of the A4, an elderly woman, was able to get out of the vehicle on her own. She was conscious and alert as paramedics provided her treatment at the scene for an apparent arm injury. She was able to walk on her own.
The woman was then taken by an ambulance to an area hospital for non-life threatening injuries. The airbags in her vehicle did deploy during the crash.
The Audi had to be towed from the scene, having sustained heavy front end damage to its passenger side.
Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.