Update 2:15 p.m. According to Officer Mike Smith, Smyrna Police Department's public information officer, Georgia Power is about to begin repairs to the damaged power pole, which should take about six hours. The only areas expected to lose power are the adjacent shopping center where is located and the nearby ball park.
Update 11:05 a.m. The injuries of the driver of Saturday's one-car accident on Concord Road are not as serious as originally thought, said Officer Mike Smith, Smyrna Police Department's public information officer.
Smith said that the victim's injuries are not thought to be life threatening. He added that at this time the driver will not face criminal charges.
Georgia Power will cut power to a small area near Concord Road and Legion Drive to replace the damaged pole. The duration of the power outage is not known at this time, but Smith said drivers should expect the possible closure of Concord Road between King Street and King Springs Road while the repairs are made.
10:15 a.m. Smyrna police reported a one-car accident with serious injuries Saturday on Concord Road near the intersection of Legion Drive.
The accident involved a white pickup truck and blocked both westbound lanes and one eastbound lane on Concord Road. Police on the scene said the driver lost control of his vehicle and struck a power pole.
Smyrna-Vinings Patch observed large cracks in the windshield, which an officer confirmed were caused when the driver's head struck the window on impact. Police also said the driver was not wearing a seatbelt. The driver’s condition is not known at this time.
An officer on the scene said surrounding areas might lose power while Georgia Power replaces the damaged pole. Drivers are advised to avoid the area while the accident is cleared and the power line is repaired. Officer Mike Smith suggested these alternate routes:
To get east and west from South Cobb Drive and Atlanta Road use Church Street, Powder Springs Street or Windy Hill Road.
Avoid the side streets as the will be packed with traffic caught in the closure at the incident location.