Updated, 8:15 p.m.: According to Capt. Chris Brenner, a man was uninjured in a crash Friday night that shut down County Road 39 in both directions.
Brenner said the fire department, led by Second Assistant Chief Mike Kampf, was on scene for about 45 minutes diverting traffic, and while the man who veered into a utility pole was first reported to have been trapped in the vehicle, when police arrived he had already got out on his own.
Brenner said the man was driving a pickup truck, heading westbound, when he hit the pole for reasons still unknown. He said LIPA had reported it could take up to four hours to secure the utility pole.
According to a LIPA outage map, a handful of customers are out of service. The outage map state that service will be restored by 9 p.m.
Original story: County Road 39 is closed in both directions following a Friday night car crash that took out a utility pole in Tuckahoe.
According to , a motor vehicle accident shut down the road between N. Magee Rd and Tuckahoe Lane shortly after 7 p.m.
A utility pole was hit and bent near its base in the accident, and a Long Island Power Authority auger truck arrived shortly before 8 p.m. Two LIPA trucks were on scene.
Detectives were off the scene by 7:50 p.m., and a vehicle was seen leaving the scene of the crash without its lights or siren on.
The accident occurred in front of Mercedes-Benz of Southampton car dealership.
No further information was immediately available.
Brendan J. O'Reilly contributed to this report.