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Box Truck Strikes Utility Pole Closes Long Neck Road


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Friday April, 5 2013 @ 11:40:19

Nature: Vehicle Accident BLS

Address: 32645 Long Neck Rd Millsboro, DE 19966

Box Truck Strikes Utility Pole Closes Long Neck Road

On Friday, April 5th, the Indian River Volunteer Fire Company was alerted for a vehicle accident on Long Neck Road in the vicinity of Oak Forest involving two vehicle and utility pole with wires and debris blocking the roadway for through traffic.

Emergency response units were limited to the Engine #80-5 from the Long Neck facility, the Delaware State Fire Police, the Delaware Electric Cooperative personnel and the Delaware State Police.  All other apparatus from Indian River was held at their respective stations.

It appears that the white box truck type vehicle was traveling south on Long Neck Road and left the roadway for an unknown reason striking the utility pole causing the pole to snap in two and having utility service debris come to rest in the middle of the roadway blocking all traffic patterns. The northbound silver Chevrolet sedan was not able to identify the falling roadway obstruction and ran over the debris.

The local emergency medical service provider did evaluate the occupants of the vehicles and no further information is available regarding their respective conditions.

The Delaware Electric Cooperative did provide service personnel to take corrective action in order to mitigate the situation and commence with the utility pole replacement procedures.

The Delaware State Fire Police provided traffic control assistance for the duration of the incident.

The Delaware State Police are investigating.

Additional information may be obtained by viewing the following webpage:

  1. WGMD Radio 92.7 – www.wgmd.com

http://wgmd.com/common/more.php?m=49&action=blog&r=51&post_id=26191

No Injuries after Crash Knocks Down Utility Pole on Long Neck Rd

Apr 05, 2013 -- 6:28pm

State Police are investigating a crash on Long Neck Road just after 11:30 this morning.  Police say a Budget Rental truck driven by a 61 year old Millsboro man was southbound when it went off the road and hit a utility pole.  A 70 year old Millsboro man in an Impala was northbound when the pole began to fall in front of the Impala which struck the pole.  No one was injured – the driver of the truck was cited for inattentive driving.

  


Story By: Administrative Public Information Officer