Statesboro Police Department responded to a single vehicle accident on South Main Street near Rucker Lane around 4:15 am on Tuesday, July 12, 2022.

Statesboro Police Department has traffic temporarily detoured on South Main from Tillman Road to Rucker Laner.

Please avoid this area.

South Main Accident
Credit: Grice Connect

The driver of a City of Statesboro trash truck left the roadway and struck a power pole in front of Woodland Square shopping center that includes Jersey Mike’s Subs.

The power pole appears to be broken and the trash truck is covered with power wires. The driver remained in the vehicle until Georgia Power Company could respond to the scene.

It took about an hour to extricate the driver from the vehicle due to the power lines covering the truck.

Bulloch County EMS transported the driver to EGRMC for evaluation.

Statesboro Fire and Rescue responded to the scene to assist with extrication once the scene was deemed safe by Georgia Power crews.

GPC crews working to restore power

As of 5:51 am Georgia Power crews are working to restore power in the area. They hope to have a majority of the power restored soon.

Georgia Power Company is reporting 1,418 customers without power due to this accident.

Georgia Power Live Outage Viewer

This is a developing story. We will update as more information becomes available.

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