Woman drives car up utility poll, dangles from power lines

Tennessee police said speed may have been a factor in a freak crash early Saturday morning that ended with a car dangling from power lines.

A woman in the car was rescued after being stuck for nearly two hours.

“She ran up the guy-wire on the pole in a freak accident, and the car spun around the pole,” Medina Fire Chief Jeff Rollins told The Jackson Sun.

The posted speed limit on West Church Avenue is 30 miles per hour; it’s unclear how fast the woman may have been driving. Officials said there was no indication alcohol or drugs were involved in the crash.

Once rescue crews broke her window, the fire department used a bucket truck to secure the woman and lower her to the ground.

She had no serious injuries, Rollins said.

“I’ve been doing this for 38 years, and I’ve never seen this before,” he said.


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