Hope Street reopened following accident

STAMFORD — A minivan crashed into a stone wall and a utility pole on Hope Street near the Glenbrook Shopping Center Friday morning, shutting down a section of the busy road from Pine Hill Avenue to Toms Road.

The road was reopened to traffic after about an hour at 11:15 a.m.

No injuries were reported and utility crews were called to the scene to repair the broken pole.

The driver, an older man who appeared to be in his 70s appeared dazed, but told medics he was unhurt.

Stamford Fire Lt. James Mastro said it appeared the driver mounted the wall before hitting the telephone pole. “He hit the wall and surfed on it until he hit the pole,” Mastro said.

The van’s airbag did not deploy, he said.

Hope Street remained closed while firefighters waited for CL&P to arrive. The downed wires were live, though not higher voltage primary lines.

A gray minivan crashed into a stone wall and a telephone pole on hope street Friday morning, pulling wires down across the street and blocking traffic.

Jonathan Lucas