Driver ran away after crashing into pole in Northampton

The deputy fire chief said there were no injuries

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NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – A section of Hatfield Street in Northampton was temporarily closed on Wednesday after a car crashed into a pole, snapping it in half.

Northampton Police said Hatfield Street was closed from North King Street to Cook Avenue for several hours while crews made repairs.

Northampton Deputy Fire Chief Christopher Norris told 22News the driver ran away after he or she was freed from the car. It is not immediately clear whether the driver was arrested.

Norris said power lines fell onto the street from the snapped pole and caught fire. He said firefighters and National Grid crews were called in as a result.

The deputy fire chief said there were no injuries.