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Deer in the road leads to Methuen wreck

Two men, a deer, and a dog emerged mostly unscathed after an accident next to the Route 93/110 rotary in Methuen on Saturday morning, police said.

According to Methuen police Lieutenant Michael Pappalardo, a 41-year-old Methuen man said he was traveling north on Riverside Drive when a deer ran in front of the car and he swerved to avoid it.

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The driver “ran off the roadway, striking a guy-wire and telephone pole, causing the wire to snap,” he said. A tractor-trailer traveling southbound was caught by the guy-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 taken to a hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening. The driver’s dog — which was in the car — the deer, and the driver of the tractor-trailer were not injured.

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