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Monday, October 21, 2019
PRESS PHOTOS BY SUSAN BRYANTABOVE: Debris from a 2008 GMC Sierra pickup and Verizon pole are scattered on the grass in front of the Lehigh Valley Press office, South Whitehall, after the truck severed the pole around 7 a.m. Sept. 11. RIGHT: Don, an outside plant technician with Verizon, places a chain around the damaged pole Sept. 11 before unscrewing the bolts and wires from it. PRESS PHOTOS BY SUSAN BRYANTABOVE: Debris from a 2008 GMC Sierra pickup and Verizon pole are scattered on the grass in front of the Lehigh Valley Press office, South Whitehall, after the truck severed the pole around 7 a.m. Sept. 11. RIGHT: Don, an outside plant technician with Verizon, places a chain around the damaged pole Sept. 11 before unscrewing the bolts and wires from it.
Don, an outside plant techician with Verizon places a chain around the damaged pole Sept. 11 before unscrewing the bolts and wires from it. Don, an outside plant techician with Verizon places a chain around the damaged pole Sept. 11 before unscrewing the bolts and wires from it.
Angelo, Mike and Kevin, outside plant technicians with Verizon, work to secure a new pole to replace the severed pole. Angelo, Mike and Kevin, outside plant technicians with Verizon, work to secure a new pole to replace the severed pole.

Telephone pole severed at L.V. Press office

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 by Susan Bryant sbryant@tnonline.com in Local News

A driver suffered injuries when his 2008 GMC Sierra pickup struck a Verizon pole 7 a.m. Sept. 11 near the intersection of Walbert Avenue and 26th Street, South Whitehall Township.

According to South Whitehall Township police, the driver was westbound on Walbert Avenue, when for unknown reasons, the pickup crossed the center double yellow line and struck the pole on the south side of the road.

Police say the extent of the driver’s injuries were unknown as the individual was transported by Cetronia Ambulance Corps to St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown.

This crash remains under investigation.

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash is asked to contact South Whitehall Patrol Officer Kevin Azar at 610-398-0337.