A Vestal woman was seriously injured on Sunday when her vehicle struck a telephone pole and overturned on Western Avenue near Stuyvesant Plaza at about 3 p.m. The driver, Eleanor McClellan-Mead, became trapped in her car and had to be extricated by personnel from several fire departments.
She was taken to Albany Medical Center with serious injuries, Guilderland police said. Western Avenue was closed from Fuller Road to Schoolhouse Road for an extended length of time because of power lines in the road. National Grid eventually fixed the lines. A portion of the town was without power for a period of time because of the accident.
McClellen-Mead was alone in the car at the time of the accident, which remains under investigation, police said Sunday evening.