Police & Fire

Motorist in Yorktown Crashes Car into Utility Pole, Parked Car and CVS

The downed utility pole crashed into the Roma Building and caught fire. Credits: Brian Marschhauser
After hitting the utility pole, the truck made its way across this lawn before crashing into a parked car and the CVS. Credits: Brian Marschhauser
The truck on the right crashed into a parked car and the CVS. Credits: Brian Marschhauser
A parked car suffered damage after it was hit by the man's truck. Credits: Brian Marschhauser
The truck crashed into the CVS on Commerce Street. Credits: Brian Marschhauser

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – A motorist appeared to lose consciousness around 11:15 a.m. Thursday near the intersection of routes 202/35/118, causing him to crash into a utility pole. The man’s truck then made its way across the lawn of the Triangle Center, hit a parked car, and crashed into the CVS, where it came to a rest.

“It appears that he suffered some kind of medical condition prior to the accident,” said Yorktown Police Lt. John DeIulio.

Anisa Tocilla, who works at Dental Implant and Cosmetic Center in the Roma Building, said the utility pole came crashing down on the building.

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“We heard a loud bang,” Tocilla said. “The building shook.”

Her co-worker, Amanda Shenkman, said she initially thought a car crashed into the building. She said the utility pole caught fire and the building was evacuated.

“The pole came crashing into the building and then split in half on the building,” Shenkman said. “It was crazy.”

Yorktown fire, police and EMS responded, and the driver was transported the hospital. Officers re-routed traffic around the intersection. The driver's condition is unknown at this time.

Thursday's accident happened exactly two years after a car crashed through the front of the same CVS on Commerce Street.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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