Vehicle strikes utility pole

MORGAN CITY, La. -- A single-vehicle crash occurred Monday afternoon when a vehicle hit a utility pole in the area of Freret Street and Federal Avenue in Morgan City after the driver said he had a temporary blackout, Morgan City Police Chief Travis Crouch said.

The vehicle exited off the Federal Avenue exit on U.S. 90 east, and, according to the driver, he had a temporary blackout, Crouch said. When he came to, the driver said he was underneath the pole, Crouch said. There were no injuries, he said. There was damage to the pole and to the vehicle, and the driver was cited for careless operation.

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