Driver falls asleep, slams into utility pole, police say - WKRN News 2

Driver falls asleep, slams into utility pole, police say

Posted: Updated: Aug 6, 2013 06:17 AM CDT

A driver slammed into a utility pole after police said he fell asleep at the wheel in Bordeaux early Tuesday morning.

The driver was traveling west on County Hospital Road and hit the pole as he approached the intersection of Hades Ferry Pike, according to officers.

The front tire and a portion of the driver's side of the car were torn off during the accident.

The impact was so hard that it snapped the power pole, draping power lines across vehicles and yards along County Hospital Road.

The driver was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

One eastbound lane of County Hospital Road was closed while crews cleared the scene.

No other injuries were reported.

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