WATERVILLE — A driver involved in a crash Friday morning on College Avenue told police that the sun blinded him, causing his vehicle to veer off the side of the road and strike a utility pole.

Waterville rescue and Delta ambulance were sent to the scene to assist the driver, 20, and passenger, who both suffered minor injuries in the accident. They were taken to MaineGeneral Medical Center’s Thayer Center for Health, according to Sgt. Joshua Woods, of the Waterville Police Department.

Woods did not give the names of the parties involved, saying he did not know whether their names could be released.

No charges are pending, Woods said.

Willis Bubar, who lives on College Avenue, said he and his wife heard a “great, big bang” Friday morning and lost power shortly afterward.

Bubar said when he looked down from his third-floor apartment, he saw the crash that caused the loud sound. The utility pole had been snapped at the bottom, he said.


Workers from Central Maine Power Co. began work on the pole in the morning and were still at the scene around noon, according to Bubar, who still did not have power then.

A representative from CMP could not be reached Friday afternoon to say how many customers were affected and for how long they were without power.

Emily Higginbotham — 861-9239

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Twitter: @EmilyHigg

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