Pickup truck slams into utility pole early Friday morning
Chevy pickup truck damaged after hitting utility pole
Severe damage to driver's side of truck
Crews inspect utility pole struck by pickup truck
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Officials in Wilmington say a single car accident happened early Friday morning near the intersection of Greenville Avenue and Park Avenue, off of Oleander Drive.
According to officials, the driver of a Chevy pickup truck was coming around a corner when the driver, Russel Hampton Parker, lost control and slammed the back end of his truck into a utility pole.
The power did not go out in that area, but the pole appeared to have been damaged, according to our reporter on the scene. The accident caused severe damage on the driver's side of the truck.
Officials from the Wilmington Police Department, Wilmington Fire Department and EMS were on scene.
The driver, who has severe injuries, was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center. The driver is in critical condition and will be charged with the accident and habitual DWI. Other charges are pending.