ALBANY, GA (WALB) - City workers are still making adjustments to poles and wires, at the intersection of Cason Street and East Oglethorpe Boulevard, after a driver smashed three utility poles Tuesday morning.
They were there into the night yesterday, and traffic began flowing about 8:15. Power was knocked out for man eight-block radius around the site.
Albany Police said that a Ford F-150 driven by 38-year-old Richard Windham veered off the road and into the median, and jumped the curb, and struck three utility poles, splitting one in half, and dropping wires and traffic lights to the road.
Family members said that Windham had a seizure, and passed out at the wheel. Luckily, no one was struck when it happened.
One man who was working across the street said it was very loud. "It was really loud. Went it went off it shook the whole building, all the glass in the building," says Robert Potter, with Potter Motor Company.
Windham was transported to the hospital by EMS, for a medical examination. Authorities performed a toxicology test, which was negative. No charges were filed.
WG&L personnel say that they replaced three poles, and lots of metal parts. The metal will be recycled.