Downed Watertown Utility Poles Narrowly Misses Mom, Child

Two utility pole near Calvin and Arlington Streets in Watertown went down Tuesday morning, nearly hitting a car with a young mother and her baby inside.

According to CBS Boston, the woman and child were in their car when the poles went down “without warning” at approximately 11 a.m.

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No injuries were reported, but officials from the Watertown Fire Department were on the scene. Officials from NStar and Verizon were also on hand after a dozen buildings in the area reportedly lost power because of the downed transformer.

According to the report, investigators are working to determine why the poles fell down.