HAMDEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Whitney Avenue near Route 15 in Hamden has reopened after being closed in both directions Thursday for nearly 21 hours.

A driver struck three telephone poles. Two were knocked into the road, and a third had “extensive damage,” according to authorities.

The road reopened just before 5 p.m. on Thursday.

Police said they believe the driver had a medical episode, which caused the crash.

The crash sent a 23-year-old to a hospital with minor injuries, according to police. The driver had to be removed by police and firefighters from a vehicle.

Authorities have not identified which vehicle the 23-year-old was in or announced a cause of the crash.

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