Cable car: This extraordinary scene occurred in Tennessee Friday evening when a car drove up the guy-wires connecting the pole to the ground and became tangled in cables. The 56-year-old driver wasn’t seriously hurt
Incredible driving skills or pure freak of driving?
Police say The woman, who is not being named, had the crash Friday night …she drove up a wire connecting the pole to the ground
She then drove up the pole and ended up suspended from its wires
It took two hours to get her down, but she was uninjured
Police say no drink, drugs, distractions, medical conditions were involved
The freakiest of ‘freak accidents’ occurred Friday evening, police say, when a 56-year-old unnamed Tennessee woman managed to drive UP a telephone pole and get tangled in high-voltage wires for hours until rescue crews could bring her down.
The accident occurred around 11.30pm in Medina, police told The Jackson Sun, when the woman’s car went off-road, hit a fence and drove up a guy-wire connecting the pole to the ground.
She then drove up the pole itself until her front tire caught on a wire at the top, leaving her suspended in the air, in a scene captured by WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News. Astonishingly, the woman was not seriously injured.
Wheely unlikely: The car was being held up by a cable that got caught around a wheel. The driver, who is not being named by police, was stranded for two hours while emergency services dealt with electrical cables
Medina Fire Chief Jeff Rollins told the Sun, ‘I’ve been doing this for 38 years, and I’ve never seen this before.’
But though emergency crews were quickly notified by those in the residential area, rescue crews were not able to bring down the woman straight away.
‘We had to call the power company and got them there because the pole that she was hanging from was connected to a high voltage power line,’ Rollins told WBBJ 7.
The power company feared that a broken line might not only result in the car dropping to the ground, it could also knock out power to the whole area, he said.