Amazon truck crashes into utility pole

An Amazon truck hit and knocked over a power pole on Wednesday morning at the Williston Road and US Highway 441 intersection.
An Amazon truck hit and knocked over a power pole on Wednesday morning at the Williston Road and US Highway 441 intersection.
Photo by Suzette Cook/GRU
GRU crews lift a new utility pole into position on Wednesday.
Photo by Suzette Cook/GRU GRU crews lift a new utility pole into position on Wednesday.

An Amazon truck collided with a utility pole at the intersection of SW Williston Road and US Highway 441 in Gainesville on Wednesday.

According to a Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) release, a 43-year-old Jacksonville man was driving the truck west on SW Williston Road at 4:40 a.m. when, for unknown reasons, he drifted off the northwest side of the road just past US Hwy 441 and struck the pole.

The driver was not injured but was cited for failure to maintain a single lane.

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Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU) replaced the pole without cutting power to the area.

GRU crews replaced a utility pole Wednesday morning that was hit by an Amazon truck.
Photo by Suzette Cook/GRU GRU crews replaced a utility pole Wednesday morning that was hit by an Amazon truck.
GRU crews switch out a broken utility pole with a new pole following a collision on Wednesday morning.
Photo by Suzette Cook/GRU GRU crews switch out a broken utility pole with a new pole following a collision on Wednesday morning.
GRU crews replaced a utility pole struck by an Amazon truck on Wednesday morning.
Photo by Suzette Cook/GRU GRU crews replaced a utility pole struck by an Amazon truck on Wednesday morning.

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