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Reckless St. Croix Motorist Drives Into Utility Pole Near Gallows Bay Early Sunday Morning … No Injuries Reported

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CHRISTIANSTED — An errant St. Croix motorist drove into a utility pole early Sunday morning downtown and when it fell it knocked down part of an abandoned building.

No injuries have been reported so far.

Motorists in the westbound land were forced to go into the eastbound lane of Hospital Street when they reached the obstruction this morning.

Tire tracks/skid marks were plainly visible today leading up to the impact point on the pole today near Miriam’s in Gallows Bay.

The broken part of the pole was resting precariously and loose on telephone lines strung between the broken pole and an undamaged utility pole.

Someone staple two yellow warning tapes to the loose part of the broken pole and wrapped one around the telephone lines to warn motorists of the danger.

But the pole remained hanging on the wires at least until 9 a.m. on Sunday.

The downed pole rests in a curve in the road, so motorists traveling west on Hospital Street do not see the obstruction until the last moment.

People called the Virgin Islands Free Press’ toll free news hotline number to report that a Viya crew was removing the pole from the road about 9:30 a.m.

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John McCarthy

John McCarthy

John McCarthy is primarily known for his investigative reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands. A series of reports beginning in the 1990's revealed that there was everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling. Another report, following Hurricane Hugo in 1989, cited a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) confidential overview that said that over 40 percent of the U.S. Virgin Islands public lives below the poverty line. The Virgin Islands Free Press is the only Caribbean news source to regularly incorporate the findings of U.S. Freedom of Information Act requests. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is the former news director of WSVI-TV Channel 8 on St. Croix.

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