Car knocks down power pole in Dunwoody; roads all clear now

Roads have been reopened and power restored to 37 Dunwoody residents following a car crashing into a pole Wednesday.

The accident at the intersection of Womack Road and Conover Drive occurred around 7:30 a.m. According to Jeff Wilson, Georgia Power spokesman, the vehicle crashed into the pole, causing it to break. No one was injured.

Witnesses said it appeared the driver had fallen asleep. The driver told police he lost control of the vehicle.

Lindsey Grinnell, one of the residents in the neighborhood, said the crash woke her up.

"It sounded like a shelf or something in my house came crashing down," she said.

That's when Grinnell's husband went outside and saw the accident. He told Grinnell that it didn't sound like the driver hit the breaks.

Grinnell, who has a 4-month-old and a 3-year-old, said the most annoying thing was the diverted traffic along their street, adding that her older child likes to play outside.

"People walk up and down that sidewalk," she said. "I walk out there with my kid sometimes. If we had been out walking, it would have been horrible. Luckily, no one was hurt."

Aside from the traffic, Grinnell also was concerned about paying for damages.

"I wonder who has to pay for the inconvenience of Georgia Power?" she asked.

Mike Carlson, spokesman for Dunwoody police, said the driver of the vehicle is charged with failure to maintain lane.