One Car into Pole on River Road
By Fire Driver Mark Maroney
May 11, 2021

On Tuesday, May 11th 2021, at 0607 hours, Potsdam Fire, Potsdam Rescue, and County Car 10 were dispatched to 302 River Road for a report of a car into a pole with unknown injuries. At 0611 hours, Engine 80 (J. Corbett) responded. Potsdam Town Highway advised while Engine 80 was enroute that a car was into a pole and the pole had sheared with primary's down and requested National Grid. At 0615 hours, Engine 80 arrived on scene. Firefighters set up traffic control around the scene of the accident as the road was shut down due to the power lines down. The patient was not transported by Potsdam Rescue as they declined medical transport. National Grid responded and cleared the roadway and set a new utility pole up. The scene was investigated by New York State Police. At 0718 hours, Potsdam Fire was in service.

Units: Engine 80 (J. Corbett)