UPDATE: Driver vs. pole on Beach Drive

4:12 PM: Thanks for the tips. Avoid Beach Drive near Cormorant Cove Park [map] for a while – a driver hit a pole and a traffic hazard ensued. We’re on our way there to find out more.

(WSB photo)

4:22 PM: As shown in our photo, Beach Drive is closed both ways at the crash scene. … The man who was driving the car is being taken to the hospital by private ambulance.

(Photo sent by Al/Joan)

4:35 PM: City Light is on scene.

7:21 PM: Finally got back over to check – all clear.

13 Replies to "UPDATE: Driver vs. pole on Beach Drive"

  • Ryan Logan Clarke July 6, 2021 (4:17 pm)

    My ring camera didn’t get a view of the crash as a bush is in the way but does of the pole and was taking snapshots Periodically that I noticed that between snapshots it was hit some time between 3:39:31pm-3:42:34pm

  • Dani July 6, 2021 (4:37 pm)

    Moose saw it all… but he’s not talking  

    • Lisab July 6, 2021 (9:23 pm)

      Cute and funny:)

    • S July 9, 2021 (5:43 pm)


  • REBEKAH BAKER LASALA July 6, 2021 (5:41 pm)

    Any updates or news?  What a tragedy. I really hope the person/persons is/are okay.

    • WSB July 6, 2021 (6:16 pm)

      Well, this is pretty much the story, Driver’s gone to the hospital. We don’t know if the road has reopened, will go back in a while to look.

  • Reed July 6, 2021 (5:50 pm)

    Cool, right in a spot with heavy pedestrian traffic; lucky none were hurt.

  • Jim July 6, 2021 (6:04 pm)

    My CenturyLink internet is down, apparently from this.  Best CenturyLink can do is come out tomorrow.  They gave me a 7 hour window to wait around for them…Looks like I’ll be looking for a new provider.

    • Kersti Elisabeth Muul July 6, 2021 (8:01 pm)

      That’s your main concern here?

      • Caleb July 6, 2021 (10:39 pm)

        Ha! No kiddingHope the driver is okay

  • BeachDriveBoi July 7, 2021 (10:05 am)

    In broad daylight on a street with a 25mph speed limit? It takes some special talent to pull that one off! Any word on the driver (young, old, under the influence, speeding?)

    • This July 7, 2021 (7:43 pm)

      Could be a medical emergency situation too.

  • Dave July 7, 2021 (3:12 pm)

    Right across the street from our new home! 

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