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Car Collides with Utility Pole in Carmel; 2,000 Lose Power

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - A single-car accident on Route 6N early Tuesday morning damaged a utility pole and left 2,000 NYSEG customers without power.

According to Carmel police, at around 12:01 a.m., an 18-year-old male driver lost control of his 2003 Ford Mustang and struck the pole causing a fire and a disruption of electrical service. Route 6N was closed until 8:30 a.m. as NYSEG crews repaired the pole and service was restored.

Police said they found the driver outside of the vehicle when they arrived on the scene and he appeared to be injured. He was transported to Westchester Medical Center by Mahopac Falls Volunteer Fire Department ambulance personnel for treatment.

Investigators said that improper lane usage and speed appeared to be contributing factors in the accident. No charges have been filed against the driver at this time although the investigation is still pending.

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