River Road back open, power restored after crash brings down utility pole

Driver traveling too fast for conditions, investigators say

JOHNS ISLAND, S.C. (WCBD) — River Road near Seabrook Farms Road on Johns Island is back open following an accident, according to the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities say just before 3 a.m. on Thursday, April 20, deputies responded to River Road near Seabrook Farms Road for a report of a vehicle versus a utility pole collision.

Investigators say the driver was traveling too fast for conditions, left the roadway and hit a utility pole. The pole fell into the road.

Medics transported the driver to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

Berkeley Electric is on the scene and working to safely clear the pole and wires.

Deputies were diverting traffic at Main Road and at Brownswood Road until it is cleared. Authorities anticipated the closure will last for about three hours. Just before 7 a.m., News 2 received word that Main Road was back open to traffic.

Following the incident, more than 2,000 power outages were reported in the area. Just before 7 a.m., most of the power on Johns Island was restored.


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