Shore Road Crash Knocks Out Power

By: Tim Wood

Topics: Police, Fire And Harbormaster News

This 2001 Toyota Tundra pickup flipped over after crashing on Shore Road late last Saturday. WILLIAM BENOIT PHOTO

CHATHAM – A 32-year-old Chatham man was transported to Cape Cod Hospital after his pickup truck crashed through street signs, mailboxes, a stone wall and knocked out a utility pole before flipping over on Shore Road Saturday night .

Police received a call reporting the crash at about 9 p.m. When they arrived they found an overturned 2001 Toyota Tundra pickup truck and a long trail of damage along the road, according to Lt. Michael Anderson.

“There was considerable property damage,” he said. The truck took out a street sign, bushes, at least two mailboxes and knocked over a stone wall near 500 Shore Rd. It also struck a utility pole causing power to be knocked out to residents in the neighborhood.

Shore Road was closed to traffic until 11:30 p.m., Anderson said. Power was restored shortly after midnight.

Charges will be filed against the driver, Todd Brown, but Anderson declined to specific what they would be because as of Tuesday they had not yet been filed.

Brown was transported by ambulance to Cape Cod Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to the Chatham Fire Department.

Anderson could not say what caused the accident, although speed and “issues of impairment” are being investigated. The accident is being investigated by the responding police officers, Anderson said, and two members of the department who are on the regional crash reconstruction team. He said Harwich Police provided help with traffic and the Barnstable County Sheriff's Department assisted with photography at the scene.