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Montclair Man Ticketed in Verona Crash

PSE&G replaces pole after accident causes power loss for 121 residents and businesses along Bloomfield Avenue Tuesday.

 

Police have issued a ticket for careless driving to a 60-year-old Montclair man, who crashed his car into a light pole on Tuesday night.

The one-car accident on Bloomfield Avenue happened shortly after 6 p.m. near the Annin Flag Company.

Verona police say Sanford Brown was driving a Volvo station wagon east on Bloomfield Avenue when he lost control of the car and veered into a light pole.

He also nicked a fire hydrant and smashed into a telephone pole before coming to a stop.

Brown was uninjured in the accident, Verona Police Chief Douglas Huber said, although rescue squad members at the scene examined him.

The accident closed Bloomfield Avenue for an hour, Huber said, and left the roadway partial closed for an hour after that.

Tuesday night, PSE&G media spokesman Duane Johnson said approximately 121 residents and businesses were without power as a result of the accident. Power was restored at 7:18 p.m. when crews completed repairs.

Wednesday afternoon, PSE&G media spokesperson Annette Hicks said crews changed the light pole Tuesday evening before leaving.

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