FAIRVIEW, Tenn.- A stretch of Highway 100 in Fairview was shut down for several hours while crews worked to repair a utility pole, knocked down in an afternoon crash.
The crash occurred just after 4 p.m. Wednesday. Officer Derrick Byrum with the Fairview Police Department said a car drove off the road on Highway 100 and struck a pole. There were three people in the car at the time of the crash. The driver of the car was taken to the local hospital with non-life threatening injuries; the other occupants were reported to be ok.
The crash caused the electric wiring of the utility pole to snap and several lines were left hanging over the roadway.
"We don't want anybody to get hurt out here, that's why we shut the road down, mainly for the safety of the pedestrians, the safety of people driving, and also for the safety of the people working out here," said Byrum.
It's believed the driver of the vehicle that hit the pole had some kind of medical emergency, and lost control of the car.
At one point, more than 3,000 people were left without power because of the crash.