ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A truck struck a utility pole near 2500 block of Sylvester Road and Cherokee, causing severe damage. The accident closed the road at Sylvester Road and Johnson Road, and at the Walmart Entrance on Sylvester Road.
APD says that Windell Griffin, Jr., 35, from Norman Park, was charged with failure to maintain lane, and striking a fixed object, after becoming distracted.
He veered off the road, striking a utility pole and then a business sign. He was treated at the scene for minor injuries, and then released by EMS.
The traffic light at Cordele and Sylvester Road was disable, and officers had to direct traffic.