‘A bug flew in the window’

By Kevin Spradlin
PeeDeePost.com

ROCKINGHAM — The driver of a work truck avoided serious injury Thursday afternoon when a bug flew in the window of his vehicle, causing him to leave the roadway and smash into a telephone pole.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com

The incident occurred shortly before 4:30 p.m. in the 800 block of Fayetteville Road between Wall and Steele streets. The vehicle, a white Chevy 3500 HD, was traveling towards downtown Rockingham when the driver said the bug flew in, creating a distraction.

The vehicle left the roadway, hit the telephone pole and traveled an unofficial distance of 219 feet before coming to a stop.

Personnel with the Rockingham Police Department, Rockingham Fire Department and First Health EMS responded to the scene, as did Duke Energy. King’s Body Shop hauled the vehicle from the scene.

It’s not immediately known if the driver was cited in the incident. Authorities said the same pole, which is placed several feet off the roadway but just as towards-town travelers come out of a slight bend, was replaced only a couple of weeks ago.

 

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com

 

Filed in: Featured News, Latest Headlines, News, Public safety, Rockingham

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  • Red Fernbirder

    I would NOT have told it! The man said a bug flew in!

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