BRISTOL - An elderly man was taken to a hospital on Tuesday after crashing his car into a utility pole.
Police, firefighters and ambulances responded to the area of 56 Frederick St., at about 4:05 p.m. The driver of the Nissan Versa, the lone person in the vehicle, was initially not responsive.
It appeared as though he had suffered some sort of medical emergency, as he was administered oxygen before he became more alert. He was carted to an ambulance on a stretcher before being taken to an area hospital.
The road was closed for a short time while medics tended to the man. The Versa suffered heavy front-end damage and had to be towed. The vehicle’s driver side airbag had deployed.
The state’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection was notified, as about four quarts of motor oil and transmission fluid leaked out of the car and into the road, according to the Fire Department.
Eversource was also notified, as the utility pole sustained some damage.
Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or firstname.lastname@example.org.