Belmont Police Log: Car+Pole=No Power in Lexington Street Area

Electricity were cut late Friday in the Waverley neighborhood when a driver happened to hit a light pole.

Single-vehical accident on Lexington Street in Belmont. (credit: Trey Klein)
Single-vehical accident on Lexington Street in Belmont. (credit: Trey Klein)
A single-vehicle accident left homes in and around Lexington and Beech streets in the Waverley neighborhood without power late Friday night, Dec. 27.

The outage occurred when an driver smashed his vehicle into a light pole directly in front of the Belmont Baptist Church, breaking it in half, according to eyewitness, Trey Klein of Lexington St.

"Power went out at my house … about [9:45 p.m.]," Klein e-mailed to Belmont Patch after going out to investigate the problem. Belmont Light crews were at the scene of the accident which Klein described as "a real mess." 

Belmont Police confirmed that the driver was not seriously injured.
Trey Klein December 28, 2013 at 01:24 PM
Hey Joseph, while I will agree that the story states that it was a "single-vehicle accident," I can tell you, absolutely, that I did NOT report that. It appears to have come from other sources. The ONLY information I reported to The Patch was that a power pole was broken by a car accident (true) and our neighborhood's power was out (true), and I provided what I thought was a pretty interesting (I think this was true too) picture of the repair proceedings.
joseph Demichele December 28, 2013 at 02:09 PM
I agree if you didnt see a car there why put a single car accident. Get your facts straight. Really do a little more investigating if you want to be a blogger with pictures. I can post both cars at scene but dont want to show license plates. FACT: CAR BLEW STOP SIGN AND SENT JEEP INTO POLE. 2 CAR ACCIDENT. DO. HAVE A GOOD DAY. HOPE YOU GOT POWER.
Jennifer Kelly Ryan December 28, 2013 at 02:27 PM
2 cars involved in the accident. Both cars had two people in the car at the time. One of them happens to be a family friend who was in the jeep. I was simply informing belmont patch who I am assuming works with their town paper that parts of their story was false. Never talked about you Trey. So you don't have to be rude. I am just thankful that my friend is alive because it could have been way worse!
Trey Klein December 28, 2013 at 02:34 PM
Joseph! Do you realize that you're admonishing the guy that only sent in the nighttime pole-repair photo and some basic information with which you apparently have no problem? Any information about a male driver or a single car accident was added by The Patch from OTHER sources! While there MAY be some kind of massive police/media cover-up conspiracy happening here, I would like to absolutely assure you that I am NOT part of it! Whew. And yes, I do have power as of 3 AM this morning, thank you.
joseph Demichele December 28, 2013 at 02:41 PM
No just want to get facts straight there were no males in either vehicle..... why do they mention you as an eye witness. You went out after wen you lived right there. They put you as an eye witness your words...... what to a pole being snapped if you didnt see what happened why would say you are an eye witness. To what a pole being snapped. I really wish I could post pictures. I am done.....
Trey Klein December 28, 2013 at 02:59 PM
Arrrrggghh! Joseph, as I mentioned in my first post: I did NOT say that I was an eyewitness to the accident. I never mentioned the word "eyewitness" to The Patch either. I only witnessed (with my eyes, admittedly) some of the repair proceedings, and I never mentioned ANYTHING about the facts that you're attributing to me.
Trey Klein December 28, 2013 at 03:06 PM
Jennifer, I apologize if my comments seemed rude--I didn't mean them to be. I thought I was doing a nice thing and sending in a cool picture and some basic information (as I knew it) to our local web paper (with which I have no affiliation) about a power outage in my neighborhood. Somehow, additional "facts" were added to the story and now there seems to be some kind of police/media cover-up conspiracy. Yikes! I too am glad your friend (and all the others) are okay, and again: I'm sorry for sounding rude.
Ted Ackley December 28, 2013 at 03:14 PM
Joseph must be talking about some other accident or he is just some internet troll. I won't believe him till he shows pictures.
joseph Demichele December 28, 2013 at 04:11 PM
Ted I PROMISE ON MY CHILDREN'S LIVES I WILL PUT PICTURES once the investigation and court is over... Really it was a family member . I do not care who believes me........... lmao. Just trying to tell truth and not lie while blogging I have better stuff to do. Dam I never new of this site till I got a call. Goodbye
Trey Klein December 28, 2013 at 05:02 PM
Franklin Tucker, feel free to chime in here at any time! Some of the information (naming the gender of the driver, stating it was a single-car accident, etc) in this story didn't come from the email I sent to you at The Belmont Patch last night. Since you were the writer of the published story (and editor of The Belmont Patch) I gather that you had other sources for the stuff that didn't come from me. Perhaps some clarifications and additional information are in order? Thanks!
Karen Mccarthy December 28, 2013 at 05:12 PM
The TRUTH of this accident was not stated in this article .... Ted there is no need for name calling and if you go back and read the comments about what REALLY HAPPENED you can see why this article is upseting because it was a bad accident that involed loved ones and we are lucky that Angels were with them watching over them in the jeep and they are with us right now and no one else involed was hurt either ...im sure if it was someone you knew or a family menber you would be upset about this to...
joseph Demichele December 28, 2013 at 05:12 PM
Yes Franklin please tell us your crappie sources. They must be town workers to try and say a male driver and only one car...... Belmont patch is not correct with information. If you need an editor I am available. Have a wonderful weekend.
Karen Mccarthy December 28, 2013 at 05:43 PM
Trey words get twisted ...as you can see from the comments too ..if it was a family member or friend im sure you would be reacting the same way to this article ...just wanted the truth to be heard and to have seen this was very upseting ....
joseph Demichele December 28, 2013 at 09:15 PM
Go look there terry I posted a picture of the vehicles. The red one sent the jeep spinning. Ted whoever you are you a toad and a tard.......
Ray C. Freeman III December 28, 2013 at 09:33 PM
As far as I can tell from this very short article, Trey was credited with the following information: 1. a picture, which no one has questioned the accuracy of. 2. the statement (in quotes):"Power went out at my house … about [9:45 p.m.]." No one has questioned the accuracy of that statement. 3. the statement (in quotes) that it was: "a real mess." Not only has this not been questioned, it seems to have been even more of a mess than Trey realized. The statement with which you all seem to be taking issues is this paraphrased (note the lack of quotes) sentence: [The outage occurred when an driver smashed his vehicle into a light pole directly in front of the Belmont Baptist Church, breaking it in half,]. Even this statement has only been question with regard to the gender of the driver, of which we can clearly see from the photo (no cars still in place), Trey had no direct information. The outage did occur, the power pole did break in half, it was in front of the Belmont Baptist Church, and it was the result of a vehicle smashing into it. Trey did not write the story, he was only a source, and his information appears to have the best data he had access to at the time. Additional informants have provided supplemental information through these comments, and that's a good thing. I hope that Mr. Tucker reviews all of the available information and writes an update.
joseph Demichele December 28, 2013 at 09:41 PM
Point blank he was late taking picture and also asked some smuck what happened. I posted both vehicles on this site. I hope it is taken down and rewritten as well. There is no truth to the story beside his house losing power.
Trey Klein December 28, 2013 at 10:03 PM
Joseph, when you say "Go look there" to find a picture you posted, where exactly is "there"?
joseph Demichele December 28, 2013 at 10:23 PM
Please dont get wise I am trying to be nice. I posted it on here under new news. Sorry never used this before. I am not a blogger. I dont run around reporting for free...sorry. have a good night. I put it on here under beechwood & lexington St power outage. ... good luck give me your email I will send you it.......
joseph Demichele December 28, 2013 at 10:26 PM
Its under the news section. Just seen it.
joseph Demichele December 28, 2013 at 10:37 PM
Sorry for REAL picture of vehicles involved which had women drivers. Look under Conversations from drop down menu. Thank you have a wonderful evening.
Trey Klein December 28, 2013 at 11:18 PM
Joseph et al, I'm really sorry that you guys have a friend/relative that was hurt in this accident... BUT, your anger at this article is a little strange. This is a small blurb in a small web newspaper. It may not have been reported at all, except for the fact that I sent in what I thought was a nice photo of the broken pole under repair (good color saturation, nice contrast, emergency crew visible, pole at strange angle, "Lexington St" sign readable, etc). The only thing I knew about what CAUSED the pole to break is what I heard directly from from two policemen (not "some smuck"): it was hit by a car, and nobody was seriously hurt. Fine. To me, since there were no serious injuries, the story was the photo, the repair, and the power outage. Now you, and others who know those involved in the crash, are saying there's more to the actual crash story--and it seems likely that there are more facts to report. I have no doubt that The Patch will clarify this story very soon. Deep breath. There, that's better. Good night!
Ray C. Freeman III December 28, 2013 at 11:21 PM
Trey, next time, run out and take the picture 10 minutes BEFORE your power goes out. You gotta be timely, man. Anticipate! Also, don't ask the cops what happened. They don't know. They are just a bunch of smucks.
Ray C. Freeman III December 28, 2013 at 11:27 PM
AND as long as we're going to get it right, it should be 'a driver', not 'an driver', and there is no need for the comma after the word 'eyewitness' unless one inserts a comma before that word. A comma after 'Klein' would be icing on the cake.
joseph Demichele December 29, 2013 at 12:07 AM
Really wow. Just get your shit straight and that cop was a SMUCK. Takes a lot more than you to get me upset. Lol.
thomas_greene December 29, 2013 at 03:52 PM
This report is all wrong. It was a 2 car accident, one car ran through the stop sign, and the car traveling on Lexington st., was pushed into the pole. The accident occurred around 9:15 pm. Electric power was not lost as a result of the accident. It was shut off by Belmont Light about an hour after the accident, as part of the repair work.
joseph Demichele December 29, 2013 at 04:13 PM
Thomas thank you I have been trying to clarify that info to these people. How did he take a picture without the car when ot took them over an hour to remove the car. Thank you. Have a great day. This guy Trey is a meatball.
Karen Mccarthy December 29, 2013 at 04:37 PM
I have plenty of pictures and videos of the workers securing the pole before they could even move the jeep it was about two hours before they got the jeep .. power was still on ...the only thing holding up the pole was the jeep and power was still on ... they got jeep towed out just around 9:45 or so and the accident happened just about 8pm .. that's when power was shut down ..
Karen Mccarthy December 29, 2013 at 05:08 PM
The firemen and Belmont light crew did a great job and that's what the article should be about yes the pole was down because of accident but picture just shows pole abd had no correct information about what REALLY Happened. ..
Trey Klein December 29, 2013 at 08:18 PM
Trey Klein December 30, 2013 at 05:22 PM
So, it seems that The a Patch has published an updated version of the story: http://belmont.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/update-250-homes-left-in-the-dark-after-twovehicle-crash-friday-night. Shall we continue our conversation in the Comments of the new story?


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