Wreck knocks out power

Published 12:00 am Monday, March 28, 2011

A man from Florida was taken to the hospital after his vehicle slid off Faith Road, traveled through three yards, hit a mailbox and snapped a power pole at its base.
Power was lost at homes along the 1300 block of Faith Road, along with Cornerstone Church Child Development Center. Live power lines were down in the parking lot of the childcare center and in the yard of a home.
The name of the man taken to the hospital was unavailable, but he was complaining of back pain, said Jimmy Brown, who lives nearby.
Brown, who lives at 1308 Faith Road, said he was sitting in his living room watching television when he heard a loud “kaboom,” he said.
“The lights went out and I came out, and happened to look down and saw the back of his car,” Brown said.
Brown said he helped the man get out of his car.
“I didn’t want to move him but he said his back was killing him and he had to get out,” Brown said.
Brown and Salisbury Police officers on scene said the man told them he was traveling east on Faith Road when someone veered into his lane, and he swerved to miss him.
Eddie Moose has live power lines down in his yard. He said his power went out and he went outside to see what was going on.
“I’m in the house, and uh-oh, power went out,” he said. “I looked and came out the door and saw the car.
“Now I can’t walk in the yard, I’ll get shocked.”
Parents were beginning to pick up their children from the daycare just before 11 a.m., and police taped off part of the grass where the live lines were down.