One-Car Accident Results in Power Outage on Springs Road

Eversource workers were needed to replace a pole that was damaged in an early morning one-car accident on Springs Road on Wednesday morning. Bedford Citizen Staff Photo by Teri Morrow

More than 150 customers were without electricity for several hours on Wednesday as a result of a one-car accident.

Bedford police reported that a southbound car struck a utility pole on Springs Road near Ellingson Road just before 6 a.m. The resulting outage ended around 12:30 p.m.

An early morning accident on Springs Road near Ellingson Road resulted in home losing power for several hours on Wednesday.  Bedford Citizen Staff Photo by Teri Morrow

Police said the public safety dispatcher received multiple emergency calls. The driver was taken by the Bedford Fire Department ambulance to Lahey Hospital in Burlington, police said, with non-life-threatening injuries. 

The accident initially affected only six houses, according to a spokesman for Eversource. But when crews arrived to replace the damaged pole and reset the wiring, it was necessary to “de-energize the area,” affecting another 147 customers. 

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“When something like that happens, it’s all about safety,” he said. 

A spokesman for Middlesex Community College said the Springs Road campus was without electricity between 9:20 and 11:03 a.m. 

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