[UPDATE] Two Still Recovering After Power Line Pole Accident

[UPDATE] Tallahassee, Florida- August 13, 2012

The man who was hospitilized after a utilities pole fell on him is still recovering. 44-year old Bobby Flowers was driving south on Capital Circle when he crashed and hit a utility pole a week and a half ago.
Flowers was injured but able to get out of the vehicle.

Angela Sanders was driving by and stopped to help him.

But while Sanders and Flowers were standing on the side of the road, a Ford Explorer hit a low hanging wire caused by the first wreck.
Moments later, a Toyota Camry also drove into the low hanging wire causing the utility pole to fall onto Sanders and Flowers.

Flowers suffered multiple fractures and has had reconstructive surgery on his face since then.
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[UPDATE] Tallahassee, Florida- August 8, 2012- 5:30pm

{information on how to help the victim's five kids is at the end of this article}

Angela Sanders and Bobby Flowers are still in the hospital from when a power line pole fell on them last week. Sanders' family members say they have been having a hard time coping.

Sanders' Sister, Shatisha Sanders, says, "I couldn't hardly sleep or eat. I have to go back and forth to work and it's been hard."

On top of that, Shatisha has to help take care of three of her sisters' five kids, along with her own two.

Her sister, Angela Sanders, is recovering after a utilities pole fell on her.

Before the accident, Angela's best friend had plans to hang out with her when she visited Tallahassee.

Junette Francis says, "Celebrate the missed birthdays, the missed Mother's Days and stuff like that. This news just came by surprise. So, instead of seeing her at the house I had to go see her in the hospital."

Leon County deputies say last Thursday night, August 2nd, Sanders stopped to help Bobby Flowers after Flowers crashed his car on Capital Circle Northwest.

Deputies say two more vehicles driving by got entangled with a low wire, which pulled the broken pole down on them both.

"She's always helping somebody, of course, clearly that's why she's in the situation she is in now." Says, Francis.

Sanders' sisters say she's had five surgeries on her broken legs, she had a broken shoulder, clavicle, and nose, and a fractured skull.

Her five kids are split among family members. They're worried about school starting soon.

Shatisha says, "When the kids get ready to go to school, they have their new clothes and their new shoes. I just want them to have some clothes and shoes."

Sanders' sisters say they've checked on Flowers in the hospital, but, his main concern was the well-being of Sanders.

Family members say the kids are in need bookbags, crayons, and other school supplies, and clothes, shoes, socks, and underwear.

The kids are ages 2,3,5,9, and 10. The 5-year-old is the only girl.

If you'd like to help, call 850-702-4104. You can drop donations off at Old Jerusalem Missionary Baptish Church located at 197 Carver Avenue in Havana, FL.

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[UPDATE] Tallahassee, Florida- August 3, 2012- 3pm

On August 2, 2012 at 11:48 pm, the Leon County Sheriff’s Office responded to a traffic crash on Capital Circle NW near Village Way. Bobby Flowers, 44, was driving his 1985 Chevrolet Camaro south on
Capital Circle when the car failed to negotiate a curve, left the roadway and struck a utility pole, breaking it. Flowers was injured in the crash, but was able to get out of the vehicle.

Angela Sanders, 29, was passing the scene and stopped to assist. While Sanders and Flowers were standing on the side of Capital Circle contacting law enforcement, a Ford Explorer traveling south on
Capital Circle struck a low hanging wire as it passed by the scene.

Moments later, a Toyota Camry traveling northbound drove into the low hanging wire, became entangled in it and pulled the broken utility pole onto Sanders and Flowers, critically injuring them both. Flowers and Sanders were transported to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital where they are being treated for their injuries.

The occupants of the Toyota Camry sustained minor injuries.
The circumstances surrounding this crash are still under investigation and no charges have been filed at this time.
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Tallahassee, Florida- August 3, 2012- 1:30 am

Leon County deputies say a couple hours ago, on August 2, at around 11:40 pm, a man driving southbound on Capital Circle NW lost control of his older model Camero, hit a pole and ran into a ditch next to Lakewood Village.

A deputy on the scene says a woman driving out of the neighborhood saw the man in the ditch and pulled over to help him.The deputy says as the man and woman were walking toward each other, a car came and ran into the downed power line, then another car came and hit the pole.

The deputy says the pole then fell on top of the man and the woman.
He says they were taken to the hospital and are in critical condition.
No names have been released.


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