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East Albany residents react to power pole crash

Cameron Robinson, Resident Cameron Robinson, Resident
Fernandez Sanders, Resident Fernandez Sanders, Resident
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Power is restored to an East Albany neighborhood after a Moultrie man crashes his vehicle into a wooden power pole after 2:00 a.m. Saturday morning. The crash left residents without power for at least six hours.

Water, Gas and Light Crews worked around the clock to restore power to homes in the 1500 block of Georgia Avenue after Albany police say 20-year old Jeremy Robinson from Moultrie was traveling too fast around the curve and crashed his Green Ford F-150 pick-up truck into a power pole.

"The noise from the truck was like a big noise,” said Cameron Robinson, Resident.

The crash split the pole into four pieces, littering the streets with debris.

"It was kind of scary because he was laying like up under his truck,” said Robinson.

Cameron Robinson says the man managed to crawl out of his pick up and into his front yard. Police arrived a short time later.

"He stumbled right there into my yard and they told me not to touch him or nothing until the ambulance got here,” said Robinson.

Fernandez Sanders says the power pole stopped Robinson's vehicle from crashing into his home.

"Looking at the marks on the street, I'm glad the pole was there,” said Fernandez Sanders, Resident. “You can always replace a pole but something like that you can't really replace a human life had the incident been worse. So, I thank God for that."

Water, Gas and Light crews replaced the power pole and a transformer. Albany police say charges are pending against Robinson.

Jeremy Robinson was treated and released from Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital with minor injuries.

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