Car takes out utility pole at Merriman Road and Eaton Avenue in Akron

AKRON, Ohio - A car slammed into a pole at Merriman Road and Eaton Avenue knocking out power and closing a street.

Akron police said a car hit a utility pole just after 3 a.m. Thursday. The driver is a woman. She was taken to the hospital. Her name and condition are not being released.

Police said alcohol may have been a factor.

Police said they're waiting for Ohio Edison workers to restore power and fix the damaged pole.

 

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