Published in the April 5, 2016 edition.
WAKEFIELD — Yesterday’s snowstorm resulted in a number of car crashes due to to slippery road conditions.
At about 11:45 a.m., a 1999 Mercury Marquis hit and knocked over a street light pole at Chestnut and Tuttle streets. The driver was taken to the hospital with unspecified injuries. The Light Department was notified.
At 12:20 p.m., Police and the Fire Department were called to Main and Green streets where a blue 2010 Subaru Outback had skidded on the slippery roadway into a utility pole while attempting to stop at the “Stop” at the bottom of Green Street. The driver of the car was out of the vehicle and refused medical attention but the car was towed from the scene. Police said that they wound up closing Green Street for a short time due to the icy conditions until the DPW could come out and treat the road.
Two cars were towed after an accident on Main Street near the head of the Lake at about 12:40 p.m. Police said that the crash between the 2015 Kia Optima and a 2002 AMC Sierra was caused by an unknown third vehicle, which caused one or both of the other vehicles to swerve, resulting in the crash. The Fire Department also responded but both drivers refused medical attention.
In other business yesterday:
• A man was transported to Melrose-Wakefield Hospital after being found unresponsive in a bathroom at Beebe Library at about 11:20 a.m.
• A black Coach purse was reported stolen from the center console of a 2014 Toyota Sienna parked at MG Fitness on Broadway at about 7:30 p.m. Police said that the driver’s side rear passenger window was smashed in the break.
The Fire Department responded to 19 calls yesterday, 11 of which were for medical aid.
At 7:45 p.m., firefighters went to an Eaton Street residence after the homeowner had apparently left a pot on the stove and went out for a walk, resulting in a smoke condition in the home. Firefighters vented the structure.
At 8 a.m. today, the Fire Department went to Brandt Circle on a reported odor of propane. Firefighters shut down the propane tank and vented the home.