A 53 year old Smithville man escaped serious injury Friday morning after his car crashed into a utility pole on Braswell Lane.
Captain Steven Leffew of the Smithville Police Department told WJLE that Darrell Pack was driving east on Braswell Lane in a 2010 Nissan Altima when he failed to negotiate a curve. The right tires dropped off the road and Pack lost control of the car. The vehicle struck a utility pole.
Pack refused transport to the hospital by DeKalb EMS. He was cited for violation of the financial responsibility law for no insurance.
A Smithville Electric System crew is shown above setting a new utility pole after the crash.
Meanwhile, three other people were involved in an earlier accident Friday at the intersection of Bryant Street and South Congress Boulevard near Rite Aid Pharmacy.
Captain Leffew told WJLE that 87 year old James Hill of Smithville was driving south on Congress Boulevard (Highway 56) in a 1994 Crown Victoria when he collided with a 1997 Ford Thunderbird, driven by 29 year old Amanda Moss of Smithville. According to Captain Leffew, Moss was attempting to make a left turn from Bryant Street to go north on Congress Boulevard and was in the intersection when Hill's vehicle struck her car in the driver's side door. 37 year old Donna Thompson of Smithville was a passenger of the Moss vehicle.
No one was injured.
Hill was cited for violation of the financial responsibility law for no insurance.
In addition to the Smithville Police Department, members of DeKalb EMS and the Smithville Volunteer Fire Department were on the scenes of both accidents