1 seriously hurt in North Canaan crash involving FedEx truck

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NORTH CANAAN, Conn. (WTNH) – A Massachusetts man suffered serious injuries in a two-vehicle crash involving a FedEx truck that brought down a telephone pole in North Canaan Wednesday.

The crash happened on Route 44 around 9:35 am. State police said a FedEx truck traveling westbound crossed over the painted double yellow centerline, subsequently hitting the car heading eastbound.

After the collision, the FedEx truck went across the eastbound lane and struck and split a wooden telphone pole that runs parallel to the road. The truck came to a stop about 20 feet off the road, state police said.

The FedEx driver, a man from Danvers, Mass., was extricated from the vehicle and taken to Waterbury Hospital for further treatment, state police said.

The car went across the eastbountd lane, coming to a stop facing west, about 5 feet off the road.

Firefighters also extracited the driver of the car, a man from Holyoke, Mass. He was taken to Fairview Hospital with minor injuries.

The telephone pole fell into the eastbound travel lane, with wires attached.

Route 44 near Lower Road was closed for several hours but has since reopened.

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