A two-vehicle collision in Sherman left two people with minor injuries and some nearby residents without electricity Monday after one of the cars involved struck a power pole and brought live wires down.
Sherman Police Sgt. Sam Boyle said the wreck occurred shortly after 1 p.m. at the intersection of East Tuck Street and North Grand Avenue. Boyle said the driver of a blue Ford Focus ran a stop sign while headed west on East Tuck Street. The car then collided with a pickup hauling insulation equipment as it was was headed south on Grand Avenue. The impact caused the pickup to strike a power pole and two live wires fell to the ground as a result.
“The vehicle traveling south didn’t see the other vehicle, because of other, uninvolved vehicles in the turn lane and they crashed,” Boyle said.
The two involved drivers each sustained minor injuries, but weren’t hospitalized. Sherman-Fire Rescue also responded to the scene and cordoned off the live wires as police conducted their investigation and wreckers removed the vehicles from the intersection. Nearby residents said they lost power to their homes after the collision and Oncor Electric Delivery crews were dispatched to the area.
Boyle said the department did not expect to file charges or issue citations against the driver of the Ford Focus. Portions of Grand Avenue and Tuck Street were closed to traffic for roughly an hour and a half.