Rankin Hill Road

A couple of young men were intoxicated and running approximately 85 mph when they lost control of the Mazda they were driving.  The vehicle veered off the roadway and hit a power pole.  The pole impacted the car behind the passenger's door, pushing the side in about 12 inches.  Neither subject was hurt seriously, just minor scrapes and bruises.  The passenger went with the ambulance, the other with the trooper.

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Fireman checking inside of vehicle for victims.

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Vehicle on roof with near trees.

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Firemen attempting to locate battery.

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Finding no way to get to the battery.  Fuel was also leaking into the interior.

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Shepherds truck lighting up the scene.

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The pole was still hanging from the wires.

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Dirt caught in the wheel of the Mazda.

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Trooper getting a call on his radio.

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Driver of vehicle handcuffed in the passenger's seat.

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Energy United lineman cutting the pole off the lines.

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After wrecker pulled car 1/2 way over, the damage could be seen to the vehicle.

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Back on wheels, the damage to rear door is more visible.

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Passenger side of vehicle.

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Looking down the rear of the vehicle.

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Depth of impact seen on side.

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Firemen attempting to open hood to cut battery cables.

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Trying to make a side entry.

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Entry made to engine and battery cable being cut.

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