Woods Road accident injures one, knocks out power

Published 12:11am Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Numerous Woods Road residents were left in the dark Tuesday night following a one-vehicle accident where a pickup truck collided with a power pole snapping it in half.

According to rescue personnel at the scene, it appeared that the driver of a Ford F-150 pickup truck  control around 10:30 p.m., struck a power pole and crashed into a ditch. The force from the impact of the crash scattered wood chips all along the roadway and the vehicle came to rest approximately 50 yards from impact, indicating that speed may have played a factor in the crash.

Paramedics with Atmore Ambulance transferred the driver of the truck, a white male who has not been identified, to Atmore Community Hospital for treatment of his injuries. LifeFlight was also dispatched to the ACH, but it is unknown if the driver was transferred to another hospital. The extent of the driver’s injuries is unknown.

Deputies with the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office and officers with the Poarch Police Department responded to the scene of the accident, along with personnel with the Poarch and Atmore fire departments. Officers with the Atmore Police Department initially responded to the scene.

Workers with Escambia River Electric Cooperative were also called to the scene to replace the power pole and restore power.

The Advance will update this story as more information is made available.

An Escambia County Sheriff's Office deputy reviews the scene of a one-vehicle crash on Woods Road Tuesday night| Photo by Adam Prestridge
The F-150 involved in the crash is seen here about 50 yards away from impact with the power pole.| Photo by Adam Prestridge

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