At 1:39pm, Downingtown fire and EMS were dispatched to an automobile accident on E. Lancaster Ave in front of the Black Hawk Apartments. Responding units were advised of a single vehicle accident into a telephone pole with wires down. Engine 46-2 arrived confirming the report with all occupants already out of the vehicle and the roadway to be completely blocked by hanging wires. Sergeant 46 (Brooks) assumed "Lancaster Ave Command" and requested fire police to assist in detouring the traffic. The utility company was already notified by the police, and the driver of the vehicle was being evaluated by the ambulance crew. Fire crews confirmed no fire hazards on the vehicle nor to the involved pole and wires. The driver was determined to not be injured, and the roadway was set up to be closed for an extended period by the public works department. The scene was turned over to the utility crews, and all Downingtown fire/EMS units returned available.
Units cleared at 2:25pm.
Engine 46-2; MICU 46-1; Amb 46-2; Medic 46-1; Fire Police