Driver’s car snaps Weston utility pole in two

A Subaru Legacy driven by Jordan Kannon of Weston struck a utility pole, causing a power outage on Saturday. The lights in the photo are from a fire engine that responded to the scene. —Mark Blake photo

A Subaru Legacy driven by Jordan Kannon of Weston struck a utility pole, causing a power outage on Saturday. The lights in the photo are from a fire engine that responded to the scene. —Mark Blake photo

A driver who lost control of his car snapped a utility pole in two, causing a power outage on Saturday, Dec. 28.

According to the police report, around 3 a.m. on Saturday, Jordan Kannon, 25, of Ten O’Clock Lane, was driving a Subaru Legacy northbound on Lyons Plain Road when he lost control of the car while negotiating a curve.

The car crossed over the double lines into the southbound lane and struck a tree, then a mailbox.

The car continued to travel northbound on the southbound shoulder, where it took down approximately 20 feet of a wood post guardrail and then struck a utility pole, snapping it in two pieces.

The vehicle came to a final rest over an embankment.

The force from the impact and the weight of the snapped pole caused the anchor of the utility pole to give way, pulling down the pole and causing it to lean into the roadway.

Power was out in the area for a time while Connecticut Light & Power Co., Cablevision and AT&T were called out to repair the pole.

When police arrived on the scene, the Subaru was over the guardrail on the southbound side of Lyons Plain Road, and Mr. Kannon was standing in a nearby driveway.

Police say he refused medical treatment.

The fire department was dispatched to the scene to assist, and remained there until 7:41 a.m.

Mr. Kannon was issued a verbal warning for failure to drive in the proper lane.

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