A motorist was shocked by a live wire after crashing into a telephone pole in Iredell County early Monday morning.
It happened on Perth Road around 1:30 a.m. State troopers say the driver ran off the right side of the road, ran through a fence, hit a telephone pole and broke it in half. The driver’s truck, a Toyota Tacoma, flipped. When the driver got out, he either walked into a live wire or moved it, shocking him, according to witnesses.
He went to Carolinas Medical Center before being airlifted to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s Burn Unit. He remains in critical condition.
The driver has been charged with driving while impaired and with careless and reckless driving.