Driver taken to hospital after hitting, snapping utility pole in Greene County

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Report: Car snaps utility pole in Greene County accident

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

UPDATE @ 10:35 p.m.: The driver of a car that destroyed a utility pole on Ludlow Road has been taken to a hospital.

His injuries are not life-threatening, but he will be cited for failure to control, a trooper with the Xenia post, Ohio State Highway Patrol, said.

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The preliminary investigation suggests the driver, a male in his 20s, went off the road headed east on Ludlow and couldn't pull the small compact back onto the road and hit the pole.

The impact snapped the pole, its upper half left leaning over the roadway with the lines still attached.

According to the DP&L online outage map, electric service to the estimated 78 customers without power could be restored by about 2:30 a.m. A crew is on scene.

INITIAL REPORT

At least one person is reported to be injured in a vehicle accident in the 1200 block of Ludlow Road in Beavercreek.

The accident was reported just after 10 p.m. and we're hearing that a utility pole has been snapped.

There are an estimated 78 outages reported in Greene County, according to the Dayton Power & Light online outage map. We’re working to confirm whether the outages can be attributed to the vehicle accident.

We have a crew on the way and we'll update this report as warranted.

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