Vehicle Strikes Pole on Tennessee Street

By: TPD Release
By: TPD Release

(UPDATE) 6/7/11 5:53pm by Amy Long

A single car accident slowed down lunchtime traffic on Tennessee Street.

Tallahassee Police officers on scene say the driver of this silver car was heading east near Varsity Plaza when she hit a telephone pole and lost control.

The telephone pole snapped at the base. The car flipped at least once.

One lane remained closed for much of the afternoon while Utility workers repaired the electric line.

Witnesses told police the driver was not speeding.

The driver was wearing a seatbelt and was taken to TMH with minor injuries.

Tallahassee, Florida - June 7, 2011 -

TPD is working a traffic crash in the 1800 block of West Tennessee Street. A vehicle struck a utility pole and wires are down. Westbound W. Tennessee Street will re-open momentarily, with at least one lane closed as City Utility crews repair the electric line. There were no serious injuries related to the crash.

The affected area was between High and Stadium.

Our reporter on the scene says a car traveling east lost control and hit a telephone pole and flipped once. The pole snapped at the base. The driver is okay, but was taken to TMH complaining of chest pains. She was wearing her seat belt. The pole snapped at the base.

TPD is working the accident. Police say she was not speeding. All westbound lanes are now open, but one lane will remain closed as crews clean up the scene.

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  • by Barbara Location: Valdosta on Jun 8, 2011 at 12:54 AM
    Sometimes things like this happen because someone else made an illegal lane change and force someone else onto the curb. It happens.
  • by notspeeding Location: Tallahassee, FL on Jun 7, 2011 at 07:41 PM
    The article notes a witness said the driver WASN'T speeding? Looking at the damage on that vehicle makes you wonder.
  • by citizensright Location: Midway on Jun 7, 2011 at 02:41 PM
    You all are guessing what you think the cause is! You don't know. Make sure you stay off your cell phone when you drive!
  • by DTH Location: Tallahassee on Jun 7, 2011 at 11:24 AM
    I'd bet my Pay Check she was either on the Phone or Texting.............. Check it TPD. It shouldn't be hard to check, just find out the Time 911 was called about this crash and check her Phone Log.
  • by Gareth Location: FSU campus on Jun 7, 2011 at 10:32 AM
    get off your cell phone guys... I see too many people talking and texting which COULD have been the cause of this or which could lead to an accident like this. wait till a redlight to read that text
  • by Mandika Location: Tallahassee on Jun 7, 2011 at 09:54 AM
    Did the pole snap at the base?
    • reply
      by Lynn on Jun 7, 2011 at 11:21 AM in reply to Mandika
      I was wondering the same thing! lol
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