08-07-08
Perth Road, Troutman
Car vs. Power Pole

The accident appeared that the driver crossed the center line, going off the left side of the road, striking a mailbox and then continuing on for about 100 yards until it struck a power pole breaking the pole at ground level.  The driver refused medical treatment and was able to walk away from the accident with no injuries.  Units from Troutman Fire & Rescue, Iredell County EMS, and NC State Patrol responded.


First look at the scene.


Front end of the Mercury Marquis


View from driver's side of the vehicle.


Looking up the yards from where the incident began - behind rescue truck.


Paramedic putting up the backboard that wasn't needed.


Side view of the vehicle - fire truck helping direct traffic in background.


What is left of the mailbox is spread across lawn.


Burn pattern on the transformer from where wires shorted out.


View of damage to vehicle & pole.


All American Towing coming to get the vehicle.


View from the passenger side of the vehicle.


Mark guiding the vehicle onto the rollback.

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