Two men, a deer, and a dog emerged unscathered after an accident next to the Route 93/110 rotary in Methuen Saturday morning, according to police.
At 8:13 a.m. police responded to the area of 1105 Riverside Drive, said Lieutenant Michael Pappalardo of the Methuen police.
A 41-year-old Methuen man said he was traveling north on Riverside Drive in his 2006 Mitsubishi Outlander when a deer ran in front of the car and he swerved to avoid it, Pappalardo said.
“He lost control of the car and as a result ran off the roadway, striking a guide wire and telephone pole, causing the wire to snap,” he said.
A tractor trailer traveling southbound was caught by the guide wire, which was still attached to the pole. The pole snapped and fell, causing “extensive damage” to the car, Pappalardo said.
The driver of the car was transported with non-life-threatening injuries to a hospital, while the driver of the tractor trailer was unharmed.
The Methuen man’s dog, which was in the car, was not injured, and a family member arrived on scene to take custody of the pet. The deer was not injured, Pappalardo said.
Utility crews were contacted to replace the pole. Alcohol does not appear to have been a factor in the crash.