Car crash temporarily closes section of North Street in Mattapoisett

Oct 15, 2019

MATTAPOISETT — A two car crash temporarily closed a section of North Street on the night of Sunday, Oct. 13, however no injuries were reported from the incident.

According to Mattapoisett Fire Chief Andrew Murray, one car was traveling northbound on North Street in the area of Industrial Drive, when the driver lost control of the vehicle, hitting a telephone pole and then bouncing off and hitting the second car.

Murray said that the Fire Department responded to the incident at 8:48 p.m. and shut down a section of North Street for about 25 minutes due to the damaged vehicles, and debris from the crash blocking the roadway.

Murray said that Eversource evaluated the telephone pole, and confirmed that it is intact and does not need to be replaced.

This incident comes just ten days after residents of the North Street neighborhood north of Route 195 voiced concerns about safety to the Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee. In that meeting, residents cited high speeds, narrow roads, and distracted driving as safety concerns, but it is not clear what led to the crash on Oct. 13.

The Industrial Drive intersection on North Street is located just south of Route 195.

The Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee is responsible for improving the safety and connectedness of walking and bicycle paths in the town.