A Warner Robins woman was trapped for about 30 minutes after live wires fell on her van at about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Jan Pardue was driving her Chevrolet Uplander on Orange Street when Elizabeth Hargrove, 21, of Macon, hit the utility pole on Orange Street. The pole snapped, sending the power lines onto Pardue’s van. She remained inside the van until Georgia Power arrived.
“I was just grateful it wasn’t worse and she (Hargrove) wasn’t hurt,” Pardue said after a utility worker cut the electricity and removed the lines from the top of her minivan.
Hargrove said she was driving her 2007 Honda Accord on Walnut Street when she saw part of the street up ahead blocked off for repairs at the intersection of College Street.
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She tried to turn onto Orange Street to avoid the workers but failed to fully negotiate the turn. Part of the pole crashed onto her windshield.
Hargrove’s airbag deployed but she was not hurt. Pardue’s vehicle was not damaged.