Posted: Jan 11, 2013 4:38 PM
Updated: Jan 11, 2013 6:53 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI - AEP crews are working to replace a utility pole knocked out of place in a crash along Comanche at Bluntzer around 3:15 this afternoon.
Police say the driver somehow lost control of the Dodge Ram, nailing the pole and a telephone junction box head-on.
The 20-year-old male driver was not seriously injured, but the damages to property were significant.
The utility pole is leaning at a near 45 degree angle. The bottom portion of the utility box is smashed in.
If you're in the market, keep an eye out for the heavily damaged pickup at a salvage auction.
An officer says the driver will be ticketed for failure to maintain a single lane.
It took some time before the tow truck hauled away the truck due to concerns about causing further damage.
By 4pm, AEP already had several employees and a truck with a replacement pole at the scene.
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