Before Sandy, there was a downed pole in Sleepy Hollow for non-natural causes.
Sleepy Hollow police reported that a woman recently had a brief scary ride downhill, apparently hitting a pole to stop her car.
A call came in reporting that a vehicle had struck a pole on North Washington Street on Oct. 12 at 10:33 a.m., followed by several sequent 911 calls. Two units were sent, requesting ambulance and fire department, as well as notification to Con Edison. Con Ed advised that the pole needed servicing. Stiloski’s towed the disabled car. The driver refused medical treatment at the scene.
Lieutenant Anthony Bueti filled in more what had to be a scary scene for the driver behind the wheel. The woman claimed that her car had some sort of mechanical problem and she wasn’t able to stop it from going down North Washington Street.
She told police she aimed for the pole because she didn’t want to go down the hill any further and thought it would break her descent. Instead the telephone pole snapped in two places, and her car “didn’t fare too well,” said Bueti, noting “extensive damage to the front end.”
Her airbags were deployed and the woman refused medical treatment at the scene. She was however issued a few summonses for damage to village property including a parking sign and a small tree. But, said Bueti, “no one was hurt.”