New Bern
54° F
Clear
Clear
Greenville
48° F
Clear
Clear
Jacksonville
49° F
Clear
Clear
Advertisement

Car hits power pole, power temporarily cut

By Jon Erickson
Published On: Mar 30 2013 10:10:09 PM CDT
VANCEBORO, CRAVEN COUNTY -

Vanceboro Police charged a woman after a car-versus-utility pole accident that triggered a temporary power shutdown.

The accident happened Friday afternoon near the intersection of Highway 43 and New Street, according to Vanceboro Police Chief James Jenkins Jr.

The driver turned out of the Post Office, then hit the pole, Jenkins said.

The female driver's name was not available; she was charged with careless and reckless driving.

The crash had emergency crews on the scene for about six hours, Jenkins said.

Power to the area had to be cut for about 20 minutes as crews made repairs, Jenkins said.

The driver was not seriously hurt, Jenkins said.