Update: 250 Homes Left in the Dark after Two-Vehicle Crash Friday Night

Watertown residents – the only ones in the vehicles – crash at Lexington and Burnham.

Credit: Trey Klein.
Credit: Trey Klein.
A two-vehicle collision resulted in a mess on Lexington Street Friday night, Dec. 27, resulting in approximately 250 Belmont Light customers going without power for more than three hours.

According to Belmont Police, at approximately 8:45 p.m., a 2007 Chevy driven by a Watertown woman was traveling westbound on Beech Street heading towards Burnham Street when she drove through the intersection at Lexington because she "didn't see the stop sign." 

At the same moment, a 2012 Jeep, also driven by a Watertown woman, was traveling southbound on Lexington Street as she came upon the same intersection. 

The Chevy then struck the Jeep which caused it to spin and strike a utility pole before coming to a rest on the lawn of the First Baptist Church at 121 Lexington St. 

When Belmont Police officers arrived, the Chevy was in the middle of Burnham Street with front end damage. The Jeep was in the church's front lawn against the pole that was snapped at two different places.

Belmont Fire arrived on scene to evaluate both drivers – they were the only ones in the cars – who both declined medical attention. Only minor injuries were reported by the operators.

According to Belmont Light, the town's independent electrical utility, 250 customer households in the Burnham/Lexington area were left without power when the crash occurred. It took crews until after midnight to return electricity to those impacted as the Jeep needed to be safely "unwrapped" from utility wires taken down by the crash.

Both vehicles were towed from the scene. The Chevy had heavy front end damage while the Jeep had heavy right-side damage and the top of the car was damaged from where the pole landed.

As of Monday afternoon, Dec. 30, no citation or charges have been issued.
joseph Demichele December 30, 2013 at 05:50 PM
Hey it's all correct only thing that sucks in when you usually run a stop sign you get a citation. Oops unless you know someone. That's all my comments end of story. If you want to continue have fun.
Franklin Tucker (Editor) December 30, 2013 at 09:33 PM
Ummm … no.
Trey Klein December 30, 2013 at 10:17 PM
Joseph, what happened to the "two girls in each car" part of the story? On second thought, never mind.
Ted Ackley January 01, 2014 at 09:31 PM
joseph Demichele needs to be banned from commenting on this site. Delusional slanderous nonsense.
Michelle D January 01, 2014 at 09:32 PM
Trey, there was a passenger and driver in each car, I should know I was a passenger in the jeep.


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