Crash causes power pole to fall into building

Updated: Jul. 16, 2019 at 6:37 AM EDT
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RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - A crash in Richmond took down a power pole, causing it to fall into a building Tuesday morning.

The crash happened around 3:30 a.m. on North Robinson Street near the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

Richmond police say the driver crashed his truck into a pole, causing it to fall into JAK Salon.

A small portion of the road was blocked to traffic while crews work to fix the damage. It was reopened by 6:30 a.m.

Cathy Zecca, who works at the salon, says it could’ve been so much worse.

“My guests started texting me at 6:30 this morning to tell me what was up and then I have the 12 News App, so I just went right on the app and was able to see what had happened,” said Zecca.

The damage is on the driver’s side of the truck, which means the driver was going the wrong way down North Robinson Street when they crashed. Richmond Police say the driver was able to walk away uninjured, but the salon needed some work.

But in Zecca’s eyes, the question of what could’ve happened, puts it all into perspective.

“It is in turmoil by all means, but overall, we’re really fortunate because the major things did not break,” said Zecca.

The driver was not injured in the crash. It’s unknown if he will face any charges.

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