GREENBURGH, N.Y. An 18-wheel tractor caused a three-car accident that knocked down telephone poles and blocked the entrance to Lee F. Jackson School Thursday afternoon.
The Greenburgh Police Department received a call about the accident at 15 First St., in the Juniper Hill section of town, at 11:24 a.m. A tractor pulled into the school's parking lot and tried to perform a U-turn when it got snagged on a low-hanging cable line and snapped the utility pole in half. Police were reportedly able to clear the scene by 2:04 p.m. No one was injured.
"The pole fell and hit a parked car, causing damage," said Greenburgh Police Lieutenant Brian Ryan, commanding officer of the special investigations unit. "And the wire from the pole hit a second parked car. Both vehicles were unoccupied but were damaged."
Con Edison and Verizon reportedly arrived before 1 p.m. Con Edison secured the wires, making the scene safe for passersby.
Lee F. Jackson adjourns for the day at 3:10 p.m. Police worked with the school and Con Edison to ensure that the students could travel home safely, without the threat of live wires.
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