Note: This story was last updated at 7:43 p.m. June 8.
The driver was taken to the hospital and power was temporarily out near the Family Clinic of Oak Ridge after a van crashed into a utility pole at New York and Vermont avenues on Saturday morning.
The crash was reported at about 9:05 a.m. Saturday.
Kristin Nevius said she was driving a Chrysler Town and Country van southbound toward Oak Ridge Turnpike on New York Avenue when the other van narrowly missed her vehicle and crashed into the pole while headed north on New York Avenue. Nevius and passenger Peggy VandenBurg and Nevius’ two children were not injured, but they said they were upset by the close call and subsequent crash.
The driver of the crashed van, which had DEEM company lettering on its back doors and sides, was reportedly alert and talking to emergency responders when taken to the hospital. On Monday, the City of Oak Ridge said he had been taken to Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge and released without injury.
The utility pole was severed, and the crash caused a power outage in the center of the city surrounding the intersection where the accident occurred. The pole supports several electrical lines.Â The outage appeared to affect power to the stoplights at the intersection of New York Avenue and Oak Ridge Turnpike, among other locations. Some customers on places like Utah AvenueÂ reported losing power for up to about 11 hours.
The Oak Ridge Fire Department, Oak Ridge Police Department, and Oak Ridge Electric Department all responded to the crash.
The Electric Department replaced the severed pole and restored power on Saturday evening.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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