Colony Reopened to Traffic Tuesday Afternoon After Car Hit Utility Poles, House

Crews were still on scene Tuesday afternoon addressing the damage after a car plowed into utility poles and a home on Colony St.

Update - 4 p.m.

Colony Street has reopened to thru traffic.

12:30 p.m

Utility crews and police were still on scene on Colony Street in Meriden Tuesday afternoon, the day after a car hit a utility pole, car and home there.

Police on scene say Colony from Camp Street to Wilcox Avenue will be closed likely until 2:30 p.m, while cable and electric clues repair wires and a utility pole that were taken down by a car at just before 11 p.m. Monday.

The driver was a 20-year-old man according to WFSB. He was taken to Hartford Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, and formal charges are pending, according to Meriden Police spokesman Sgt. Darrin McKay.

Zeus Simeoni, the owner of the house that was hit says his family was home at the time of the accident.  He said the vehicle hit his car, which was parked in front of the home, before careening into his house.

The home has a stone-brick base, and sustained little damage, aside from cracks and scuffs.

"No doubt we were in the safest house on the road," Simeoni said. His 6-year-old daughter was sleeping in the room that was hit at the time, but didn't wake up, he said.

The same home was hit by a car about 5 years ago, according to a neighbor who asked a reporter not to use his name, but showed a bush that had been replanted from the last time. 

Simeoni purchased the house just two months ago, he said.

"This is not the knock on the door from the neighbors I expected," Simeoni said.


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