UPDATE: Car driver charged in wreck that takes out pole on Shipyard Blvd.

Car strikes power pole after crashing with FedEx truck
Published: Dec. 29, 2021 at 12:35 PM EST
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - A car struck a power pole on Shipyard Blvd. during a wreck Wednesday.

The wreck, which took place near the WECT office building on Shipyard Blvd., appeared to involve a FedEx truck and a car.

According to Wilmington Police Department, there was a vehicle collision when the driver of the car pulled out from Adams Street into the path of the FedEx truck. The FedEx truck struck the car which caused it to strike the pole and break it. Part of the pole landed on the car.

A WECT crew at the scene said a person was removed from the car and helped to a nearby stretcher. The driver of the car was transported to NHRMC with minor injuries.

The crash took down power lines which caused traffic going toward the port to be diverted for about an hour.

The driver of the car has been charged with a safe movement violation.

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