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Wreck knocks out power in Apex

Posted February 24, 2011

— A wreck around midnight Wednesday knocked out power to hundreds of homes in Apex, police said.

Cary police said that a driver lost control of a pickup truck along Holt Road, near Daleshire Drive, then ran off the left side of the road and struck a power pole.

The driver suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to Duke Medical Center by ambulance.

The wreck knocked out power to between 500 and 1,000 homes in Apex for several hours. Charter Cable service was also disrupted.

Investigators believe that alcohol was a factor in the wreck, police said. Charges are pending.


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  • purplezbra93 Feb 24, 2011

    Whoa! That was right near my neighborhood!

  • str8thuggin Feb 24, 2011

    He is lucky, he had to be extricated. They had to cut the roof off to get him out. Lesson here is you can't fix stupid.

  • udoowutchyalike Feb 24, 2011

    That driver is lucky he wasn't decapitated! Thank God he was the only one involved for his stupidity.