Serious Crash Closes Whitney Avenue in Hamden

Whitney Avenue will be closed for several hours.

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    The northbound lanes of Whitney Avenue in Hamden will be closed between Putnam Avenue and Davis Street for several hours after a car struck a pole this morning.

    Just before 8 a.m., a vehicle traveling north on Whitney Avenue hit a utility pole and then a retaining wall, police said.

    The Hamden Fire Department had to extricate the driver, who was transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital.

    Police did not know the extent of the driver's injuries.

    Police have reopened the southbound lanes of the road.