PEPPERELL — Two utility poles were knocked down in two unrelated motor vehicle accidents within a 30-minute span off Route 119 near the Groton town line Tuesday morning.
At about 9:20 a.m., a 21-year-old man from Hollis, N.H., was traveling northbound on River Road in a 2016 Chevy Silverado when he veered off the road, according to a Pepperell Police Department spokesman.
The man struck a utility pole, which fell to the ground, the spokesman said. The man declined medical attention at the scene, and the truck, which suffered serious front-end damage, was towed from the area, the spokesperson said.
At around 9:50 a.m., a 40-year-old man from Leominster was traveling northbound on Shirley Street when he struck a utility pole with the front passenger side of his 2014 Dodge Ram 1500, according to the spokesperson. The impact caused the truck to roll over.
The man was transported via ambulance to an area hospital, where he will be treated for injuries believed to be not life-threatening, the spokesperson said.
The utility pole, which held a transformer, fell to the ground, causing power outages in the area. The truck was towed from the scene.
The names of the drivers were not immediately available.
National Grid is working to repair the fallen poles at both locations.
Shirley Street was closed between Route 119 and the Groton town line while crews work.
The northbound lane on River Road is currently closed.
Police did not comment about how long power outages are expected to last.
There were no passengers involved in either accident.
Police are currently investigating the causes of both accidents.
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