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Driver blames squirrel for crash into telephone pole

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    By Charles Winokoor, Staff Writer
    GateHouse News Service
    Posted Jul 27, 2009 @ 11:30 PM


    Taunton — Police cited a local man who they say lost control of his car on Caswell Street early Sunday morning and plowed into a telephone pole, breaking it into three pieces.

    John Moses, 23, 108 Colonial Drive, told cops he was driving in his 2002 Honda Accord at 12:30 a.m. when he lost control while trying to avoid an animal crossing the road.

    According to the police report, Moses said, “I was heading up Caswell Street and a squirrel run out in front of me. I tried to avoid him and hit the pole.”

    Moses was taken to Morton Hospital and Medical Center where he was treated and released, a spokeswoman for the hospital Monday said.

    He was also, while in the hospital that morning, paid a visit by a police officer who issued him a citation for operating a motor vehicle so as to endanger.

    Police say the force of the single-car, East Taunton crash was such that the vehicle ended up 75 feet away from the TMLP pole. It also, in the process, resulted in all of the wires running to a house at 244 Caswell St. being ripped away.

    There was no mention of excessive speed in the report, but it was noted that there were no skid marks from the pole to where the car came to rest in the roadway.

    Officer Peter MacDougall said there was evidence that the Honda traveled on its side after impact before coming to rest on all four wheels. The car belongs to a Colonial Drive woman and not Moses, police said.

    cwinokoor@tauntongazette.com

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