Two injured, one flown out after car crashes into telephone pole

Published 9:10 pm Wednesday, October 14, 2020

WOODLEAF — A vehicle occupied by two people crashed into a telephone pole on Potneck Road at about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, resulting in minor injuries to one and the other occupant being flown to Rowan Medical Center due to more serious injuries.

Woodleaf Fire Chief Bubba Gregory said the pole the driver struck broke and brought down power lines. Despite the live lines down, no one was injured by them and there was no fire.

Gregory said both occupants got out of the vehicle on their own. When first responders arrived, they provided basic care and arranged for a medical helicopter.

Utility crews were on scene to repair the lines and firefighters were directing traffic around the work after the incident.

Woodleaf, Franklin, Locke and Scotch Irish fire departments responded along with Rowan County EMS and the N.C. State Highway Patrol.

About Carl Blankenship

Carl Blankenship has covered education for the Post since December 2019. Before coming to Salisbury he was a staff writer for The Avery Journal-Times in Newland and graduated from Appalachian State University in 2017, where he was editor of The Appalachian.

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