Authorities say a truck driver was attempting to turn around on Curtis Parkway at Ga. 53 Wednesday afternoon when the truck snagged a guide-wire and pulled down a power pole.
Curtis Parkway was subsequently shut down and power was lost to nearby businesses.
According to Det. Lt. Tony Pyle of the Calhoun Police Department the trucker, who has not been identified, pulled into the parking lot of Backyard Oasis and attempted to cross through grass and into the adjacent Kangaroo parking lot when the truck became entangled with the wire and subsequently pulled the pole down.
“The guy made an error in judgment,” Pyle said.
There were no injuries in the accident.
The Kangaroo and Krystal across the street were shutdown due to the power outage, Pyle said.
At around 6 p.m. Wednesday, Pyle estimated crews would be on the scene for another three to four hours and officers would be directing traffic.
Pyle said he did not anticipate that the driver would face any charges. The truck was registered to Florilli Transportation, Pyle said. The company is based in West Liberty, Iowa.
Curtis Parkway at U.S. 53 was closed late Wednesday after a tractor-trailer became entangled in power lines and pulled a power pole down. Nearby businesses were without power as city crews worked to restore power. As of 5 p.m. there was no word on when power would be restored. The driver of the truck was uninjured. Visit www.calhountimes.com for updates.