Brockton: Man accused of striking fire hydrant and light pole

A Whitman man is in trouble after Brockton police say he took off after taking out a fire hydrant and a traffic light with his SUV.

Authorities say witnesses heard a loud noise at the intersection of Hall and Crescent streets shortly after 1:00 a.m. on Saturday.

Police later found the driver in Whitman and say the vehicle sustained heavy front end damage.

The driver says he lost control and sped off because someone tried to assault him.

No one was injured.

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