According to Deputy Fire Chief Michael O’Brien, at 11:45 a.m. the fire department received 911 calls reporting that a single car had struck a telephone pole in the area of 283 Bristol Ferry Road.
Rescue workers arrived to find a single occupant in the car. An 80-year-old female “had been extricated and was receiving care from bystanders. Portsmouth EMTs began treatment and transported the patient to Newport Hospital with severe injuries,” said the deputy chief.
Portsmouth Police Department is conducting the investigation of the incident. National Grid responded to the scene, Deputy O’Brien said.