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Crash injures Brooksville woman, causes power outage

by PAT RAIA, pat@hernandosun.com

Nearly 1,000 Duke Energy customers lost power after a pickup truck driven by a Brooksville woman collided with a utility pole at North Broad Street at Mondon Hill Road in Hernando County.

Overturned pickup truck, after collision with powerpole, Oct. 4, 2021, shortly after 1am. Photo courtesy of the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office.

According to Florida Highway Patrol (PIO) Sgt. Steve Gaskins, just after 1 a.m. on Oct. 4 a 48-year-old Brooksville woman driving a pick-up truck northbound on US-41 (North Broad Street) north of CR-484 (Mondon Hill Road) when she lost control of the vehicle, entered the shoulder of the roadway and crashed into a Duke Energy utility pole.

The pick-up trick continued to move until it struck a tree and finally overturned in a ditch.

The woman sustained minor injuries, Gaskins said.

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