Traffic Alert – Due to a truck striking a utility pole, Becker Rd is closed from Palmetto Avenue to Peach Avenue.
More details to follow:
At 3:56 p.m. on Dec. 3, a truck veered left and struck a utility pole on E. Becker Road in Marshfield, breaking it in half. The vehicle suffered disabling damage and was towed. Local officers responded at 3:59 p.m. and the scene was cleared at 8:15 p.m. The driver sustained minor injuries from the impact but was not transported, while a passenger did not sustain any injuries.
The top half of the utility pole was suspended by power lines and the bottom was leaning against the truck. The power lines lay over the top of the truck and on the ground, preventing the occupants from leaving the vehicle.
The driver stated that while traveling he began coughing very hard and became light-headed because of it. Before he knew it, he had struck the pole. Marshfield Utilities deenergized the power lines after 1 hour and the occupants could leave the vehicle. They were evaluated by medical staff and released. The crash caused a power outage at Tiny Tigers.