PHOTOS: Main Street in Norwich shut down by crash into power pole in front of Tracy Hall

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Eric Francis

One man transported to the hospital

NORWICH - A car crashed headlong into a telephone pole on Main Street by Tracy Hall just after 9 p.m. Wednesday evening drawing a response from the Norwich and Hanover fire departments.

    "I was in the parking lot of Dan & Whits and I heard it happen," recalled Norwich Police Officer Anna Ingraham who drove right over and called the emergency into dispatchers.

Norwich volunteer firefighters check out the damaged and leaning power pole

    Ingraham said the man driving the car did appear to be injured but not seriously.

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    Ingraham added that the driver did not live in Norwich but does have family members in town.  She said it was too early at the scene to determine whether impairment might have played a role in the  mishap and she was headed to the hospital to conduct a follow-up investigation.

The car rebounded back several feet after hitting the power pole

A firefighter put down absorbent pads to soak up fluids leaking from the engine compartment

Norwich Fire Chief Alex Northern radios a message to dispatchers during the two hours he was on the scene

The driver is loaded in a Hanover ambulance for the trip to the hospital

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