Main Street Closed Due to Motor Vehicle Crash.

On Friday, February 01, 2013, at approximately 9:15 am, officers of the Wareham Police Department responded to a motor vehicle accident on Main St. in the area of the CVS Plaza involving a vehicle that struck a telephone pole. Upon arrival, officers noticed an extensively damaged telephone pole resting on the hood of a Ford pick up truck operated by 46-year-old Richard Rawlings of Rochester, MA. Mr. Rawlings was not injured in the accident, which caused an hour closure of Main St. from Elm St. to Chapel St., due to the damaged pole and low hanging wires.

As a result of the accident investigation, Mr. Rawlings was issued a citation for negligent operation of a motor vehicle, due to the fact that he was in the process of using his cell phone at the time of the crash.