East Maiden Street in Washington was closed for more than an hour this afternoon after a vehicle slammed into a utility pole, spun around several times and hit a tree Three people riding in the vehicle were injured.
Witnesses on scene said the vehicle was speeding west on East Maiden, near the Washington-Greene County Blind Association at 566 E. Maiden St., when the crash occurred around 1 p.m.
Police were not releasing details at the scene.
Jerry Durbin, of Wheeling W.Va., was one of several men working nearby when the crash occurred.
“We heard the telephone pole crack, then saw the wires slam to the ground and pop back up,” he said. “We made sure everyone was OK.”
Two women and a man were inside the vehicle. The women had to be cut from the vehicle before all three were transported to Washington Hospital.
Their names and conditions were not released.