SUV hits, snaps utility pole in Pine Hills

Witness: Driver said he fell asleep at the wheel


PINE HILLS, Fla. – A man driving home from work fell asleep at the wheel and crashed into a utility pole, according to a witness.

The accident happened just after 7 a.m. Monday on Pine Hills Road near the intersection of Deauville Drive.

The impact of the crash snapped the concrete utility support pole and landed on top of the silver SUV.

A Orlando Utility Company worker was driving to work and came upon the crash moments after it happened and said the accident left a support wire dangling less than 15 feet above the roadway.

According to the OUC worker, the driver involved in the accident said he fell asleep at the wheel while driving home from his overnight shift.

The driver was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries.

OUC said the pole will need to be replaced.

The accident did not affect power service in the area.