Motorist takes out poles in Edgartown

Edgartown first responders examine a vehicle involved in an accident on Beach Road Thursday morning. -Courtesy Edgartown Police

Edgartown fire, rescue, and emergency medical personnel responded with Edgartown Police to a single-vehicle crash on Beach Road Thursday morning. 

“Somebody jumped the guardrail, took out two poles,” Edgartown Fire Chief Alex Schaeffer said. Chief Schaffer said the vehicle wound up “straddling” the guardrail and leaking gasoline. One person was taken by ambulance to the hospital with minor injuries, he said.

Edgartown Police Lt. Chirs Dolby said the guardrail the motorist connected with was the wooden divider between the street and the bike path. The motorist has been cited for a marked lanes violation and negligent operation of a motor vehicle, Lt. Dolby said. As of about 1:45 pm, Lt. Dolby said Edgartown Police were still on the scene as Eversource crews worked to repair the damage. 


  1. It is very upsetting to hear that person’s of Polish origins have been “taken out” in such a violent manner.
    More respect needs to be shown for Poles.

    • James– I identify with Ukrainian descent, but my grandparents spoke polish as their native language– I agree with you. more respect for the poles , but not only for the Poles, but also for all other ethnicities.
      Like the Hungarians– perhaps, since they are perpetually Hungary, we should send then some food aid…
      Jesus would approve–right , Andrew ?

    • I didn’t read the article because even though I am a subscriber, my phone only lets me access headlines and comments. So, maybe we have a serial dater who likes Polish women and takes his dates to Edgartown. Lots of good restaurants in Edgartown, plus it’s a nice place just to walk around. Very romantic. I know I shouldn’t assume the motorist is male, but that’s my interpretation and I’m sticking to it!

  2. The headline reads “takes out poles,” lower case ‘p’ so it couldn’t be referring to a nationality.

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