TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – Power for most parts of the south side of Terre Haute was out early morning after a car accident. It happened a little after midnight when a car hit the telephone pole in the intersection of Center and Voorhees Streets.

Happening just after midnight, a car accident knocked out partial power of the south Terre Haute. So early Saturday morning, power was out in these areas.

According to the Police, a driver for unknown reasons crashed into a telephone pole near Center and Voorhees Streets. Electric crews responded and cut power to the area after live power lines went into the street. Powerless areas included stretches from Margaret Avenue through Hulman Street.

The operator of the car was transported to an area hospital; pending investigation, no word was out regarding the condition.

Accidents are inevitable, as on the same day, October 6, a multi-car accident occurred on the northbound Garden State Parkway in Toms River near exit 80. The mishap closed the roadway for almost an hour on Saturday morning.

The police stopped traffic on the northbound Garden State Parkway because this accident at exit 80 in Toms River.

Authorities related after a car pulled over at the shoulder of the road around 7:30 o’clock in the morning, it caught fire. Fortunately, the unidentified driver was able to get out of the vehicle without injury.

However, two other cars on the left lane were damaged by the accident. The occupants of one car got out by the time fire before the rescue arrived; while the driver of the third car was trapped and had to be extricated by the crew.

According to NJ State Police, the closure of the slow road caused traffic to back up for nearly 10 miles to the Forked River service area. Both directions had to be closed to allow a medical helicopter to land on the roadway but the southbound side was reopened soon after.

Accident victims have rights. You may be eligible for compensation for your injuries, wage loss and medical bills. Contact an experienced   NJ car accident lawyer now for a free consultation.

Source: WHITV 10 Com
(http://www.wthitv.com/dpp/news/local/crash-knocks-out-power-for-parts-of-th#.ULqxtmfwBIA)

Source:  92.7 WOBM News
(http://wobm.com/accident-shuts-parkway-in-toms-river/)