A compact car hit a telephone pole Saturday afternoon on Route 4 in Turner. One person was transported with noncritical injuries and the road was closed for several hours for repairs, according to police. Turner Fire Rescue photo

TURNER — First responders shut down a part of Route 4 on Saturday after a vehicle crashed into a telephone pole, spilling wires across the roadway, according to fire officials.

Turner Fire Rescue Chief Nick Merry said a compact car crashed into a telephone pole near Weston Road on Route 4 around 4:05 p.m.

The vehicle’s sole occupant was transported to the hospital with noncritical injuries, Merry said.

The crash caused the telephone pole to fall, leaving downed wires across the entire surface of the road.

Merry said Route 4 was closed in the area and traffic was being redirected to Tidswell Road and Weston Road. The closure would last an estimated 3-5 hours, he said.

An entire shift of Androscoggin County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the accident along with Turner Fire Rescue, Merry said. As such, no one at the sheriff’s office was reachable for more details.

Buckfield and Livermore fire departments responded to the scene to assist with directing traffic.

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