A young man is lucky to be alive today after he survived a traffic accident which had his vehicle ramming and breaking a utility pole in two and crashing through a fenced yard. The accident occurred during around 4a.m. on Sunday, February 2, 2014, on Seagrape Drive, south of San Pedro Town.
Thankfully there were no casualties to report and the only mishap was that of an electric utility pole being broken in two, leaving the top half dangling in mid air, suspended by the high tension wires. Early morning light revealed the severity of the impact and had onlookers astonished at the site of the hanging utility pole.
The white SUV drags bottom part of utilitiy pole a few feet from the impact point
The white SUV slammed through a fenced yard after knocking the utility post
Reports from the San Pedro Traffic Department indicate that a young male person lost control of his vehicle and slammed into the utility pole on the corner of Seagrape Drive and Mar de Tumbo Drive. Luckily the vehicle’s air bag deployed on impact allowing the driver to walk away from the accident unscathed, except for minor cuts and bruises. Luck was on the side of the driver as it is also reported that the utility pole was also dry rotten, lessening the severity of the impact.
Both the San Pedro Traffic Department and San Pedro Police were on hand at the scene of the accident but no official police report has been sent out. It is unknown what charges the person will receive. More information will be posted as it becomes available from the proper authorities.
Top half of utility pole remained suspended by the high tension wires. Damages amount to over $5,000
Passersby amazed at the scene of the accident
SUV knocked down a fence and advertising boards as it stopped inside a corner empty lot