Town Utility Truck Takes Out Power Pole In Ayden

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A utility pole was nearly cut in half after getting hit by one of the trucks that is supposed to fix it.

Crews in the Pitt County town of Ayden are working to repair the utility pole that was struck by the town vehicle.

Officials say a car ran a stop sign at Sixth St. and West Ave. around 9:20 a.m. Monday, which caused the town vehicle to swerve and hit a utility pole.

Though the pole was nearly cut in half, there was no power outage. There was, however, injuries from the crash. Authorities say two people had minor injuries and were transported to the hospital.

Police say charges are pending against the driver who ran the stop sign.